Rio Bizarro: Superhero Politics in Brazil

Brazil is entering a period of political and economic crisis, and Rio's new middle class finds itself torn between conservative and populist street protest movements. From this context emerge Rich Batman (Eron Morais) and Poor Batman (Carlos Medeiros), two men who dress up as different versions of the comic book hero, Batman as a way to bring awareness to their political causes. In this documentary, we explore why comic books, and Batman in particular resonate so strongly with Rio's fractured middle classes, as questions of justice, vigilantism, and corruption bubble to the top of political preoccupations in the Marvelous City.

CLIENT  :  Fusion: Half-Hour Documentary
DATE  :  February 2016
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