|Producers||Shane Boris, Sara Dosa, Tiago Pavan, Petra Costa|
An epic tragedy of corruption and betrayal, Impeachment is a behind-the-scenes look at the ousting of Brazil’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff. With privileged access to the president and other key politicians, the film unravels like a political thriller in what is not only a defining moment for Brazil but also a fable of our times.
About The Team
Petra Costa (Director, Producer, Writer) makes films that center around female protagonists and engage in an archaeology of affections through which she tries to understand impalpable forces such as love, grief, guilt, and power. Her first film Elena premiered at IDFA and was called a “cinematic dream” by The New York Times and a “masterful debut” by Indiewire. Executive Produced by Fernando Meirelles and Tim Robbins, Elena was the most watched documentary in Brazil in 2013 and was released theatrically in the United States in 2014. Her second film, Olmo And The Seagull, premiered at Locarno and was theatrically released in Europe in 2016. Petra started her training in theater in Brazil and went on to study Anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Shane Boris (Producer) is a creative producer, focusing on films that push conventional forms to tell timeless stories. His most recent production, All These Sleepless Nights (2016), premiered at Sundance where it won Best Directing and was acquired by The Orchard. Olmo and the Seagull (2015) premiered at Locarno and won Best Documentary at the Rio International Film Festival. Fuck For Forest (2013) premiered internationally at SXSW, won Best Documentary at the Warsaw International Film Festival, and was the most screened Polish Documentary of 2013. His first feature as a producer, You’re Looking At Me Like I Live Here And I Don’t (2010), appeared on PBS’s Independent Lens. He received his BA from Oberlin College and his MA from Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Tiago Pavan (Producer) was the producer of Olmo and the Seagull (2015), which premiered at Locarno, won Best Documentary at the Rio International Film Festival, and enjoyed a wide theatrical release in many South American and European territories. He worked as an associate producer on Brazil’s most-watched documentary of 2013, Elena (2012), as well as an outreach and release campaign manager for both Elena’s US release and Lira Paulistana And The Paulista Avant-Garde‘s (2013) release.
Sara Dosa (co-producer) is a filmmaker based in San Francisco, California. Dosa’s directorial debut, The Last Season, won a Golden Gate Award at its 2014 San Francisco Film Festival premiere, was nominated for an Indie-Spirit Award after its run on the festival circuit and acquisition by both PBS and First Run Features. Most recently, she co-produced An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, which premiered on Opening Night at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Dosa produced Audrie & Daisy, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix Originals. Other credits include the 2013 Sundance award-winning Inequality For All and the acclaimed documentary, Elena (IDFA, 2012). Dosa graduated from Wesleyan University and holds a joint Masters in Anthropology and Development Economics from the London School of Economics.