Brazil: Sex, Sermons & Politics

Brazil has a reputation as a sexy, open society but this same Brazil reveals itself to be a very conservative country, where women die as a result of the ban on abortion, and that sees the highest number of murders against homosexuals and transsexuals in the world. From victims and activists to the deepest secrets of the political sphere, this film offers a critical look into the paradox between sexual liberty in Brazil and the explosion of conservatism and religion.


  • Year: 2017
  • Duration: 70 & 52 mins
  • Production: BABEL DOC & DIAMÈTRE
  • Director: Aude Chavalier-Beaumel & Michael Giminez
  • Available Versions: FRA
  • Country of production:

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