Thinking Existenz - Ep 09 - Lula da Silva

Thinking Existenz - Ep 09 - Lula da Silva

Ten personalities from diverse social and geographical backgrounds reflect on the world and its future. A portrait in multiple voices of contemporary reality, revealing the deep connections that exist between our mental models and the consequences thereof in our present day—for the individual, for life, and for the planet. A series of lessons about our time and the way we live in it.

Episode 9 stars Lula da Silva, the President of Brazil between 2003 and 2011 and founder of Brazilian Labour Party.

Lula da Silva was Brazil's president for two terms. His popularity stems from his charisma but also from his life story: a workman that became the leader of one of the world's strongest economies, one of the world's most beautiful countries, and an unequal society that is undertaking a huge effort to create change. Lula talks about Europe and the current correlation of forces in the world, about ecology and sustainability, about the non-existence of Left thinking, about his successor Dilma and the importance of women in politics. Lula also reflects about the way his recent illness may have influenced his life, his way of viewing others and the way he now plans to act and live.

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Main credits

Lula (interviewee)
Castanheira, Graça (film director)
Borges, Rita (film producer)

Other credits

Photography, Fernanda Riscali; editing, Beatriz Tomas, Levi Martins; music, Rothko/Herbivore d.r.


Keywords

; "Thinking Existenz - Part 9"; First Hand Films; Brazil; president; politics; union; labor; human rights; Amazon; poverty; income inequality;

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