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Replay: Politics Ditto... Ditto

The next season of the True/False Podcast doesn't start up for a few more months still, but we thought it was a good time to re-feature an episode from last season. The Edge of Democracy, which screened at this year's festival, is now streaming on Netflix, so we're bringing back our episode with the film's director, Petra Costa. 

In The Edge of Democracy Costa uses her own personal experiences – her memories, and family history as a lens through which to view Brazil’s recent political turmoil – the impeachment of Dilma Roussef and the election of Jair Bolsonaro. This episode features a conversation from this year’s fest between Costa and Nanfu Wang, who directed One Child Nation, which itself will be in select theaters in August.

Sebastián Martínez Valdivia was a health reporter at KBIA and is documentary filmmaker who focuses on access to care in rural and immigrant communities. A native Spanish speaker and lifelong Missouri resident, Sebastián is interested in the often overlooked and under-covered world of immigrant life in the rural midwest. He has a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Missouri and a master's degree in documentary journalism at the same institution. Aside from public health, his other interests include conservation, climate change and ecology.