In the Shadow of the Copacabana





Winner of the FFF Documentary Talent Award@DOK.fest Munich 2014

A documetary by Denize Galiao, Germany 2014. Ricardo Gama lives imprisoned in his own home, the internet being his only access to the outside world. For several days the attorney does not leave his flat, which is located at the Copacabana. On his blog he writes and reports about politics, corruption and criminal activities in Rio de Janeiro. As a result, he only barely survived an assassination attempt in 2011, in which he suffered two shots to the head. A year later, Ricardo is running for the City Council of Rio de Janeiro. He sees these elections not only as a way into politics, but a path to freedom, also. While Ricardo runs his campaign on the Internet, rival politicians are fighting for every vote on the streets with music and dancers. Through this single destiny a dark side of Brazil is depicted, a world the public has not yet known.


"In the Shadow of the Copacabana" will be screened @ - “Salem Film Fest”, Salem, Massachusetts USA 5-12th march 2015 - “One World Film Festival” Prague 2015: 07th march 5pm & 10th march 8pm. - Les Ecrans Documentaires Paris Festival 08.11. 2014- 18:30h - Miscolc Int. Filmfest, Hungary, 12.-21. September 2014- Italy - IschiaFilmFestival, Castello Aragonese: 28.June - 05.July 2014 - Extra Screening: Doku of the Month by Dokfest Munich: 24.june 2014, 19:30 at HFF Munich. - Karlsruhe: 30 05. 19 h @ DokKa Festival - Colombia - Bogota - Salon de la Luz: 13-18 of May 2014 - Munich: Dok.fest - Dok.guest Brasil 08.05.2014 - 19.30 City 2 (Premiere) 11.05.2014 - 22:30 Rio2 - Sehsüchte Festival Potsdam: 01.05. 2014 Kino 2 - HFF Konrad Wolf