The feature documentary “Your Turn” depicts the Brazilian student movement from
the protests of 2013 until the election of the new president, Jair Bolsonaro, in 2018.
Inspired by the collective voice of the movement itself, which demanded for better public education and the end of austerity measures, the documentary is narrated by three high school students, who represent central points of their struggle. The narrators’ jostling for space and time exposes the movement’s conflicts and demonstrates its complexity.
Eliza Capai is an independent documentary filmmaker who focuses on representing social issues and thinking about creative modes of production, narration, and distribution. Among her features: “Here Is So Far” (2013), based on encounters with women during a seven-month trip across Africa; “The Tortoise and the Tapir” (2016), about the gigantic hydroelectric plants built in the middle of the Amazon rain forest during Brazil's worst drought in decades, and “Espero tua (re)volta” (Berlinale 2019), about the student takeover of schools in response to educational budget cuts in Brazil. She is currently a fellow at MIT OpenDocLab.