Following the student movement from the protests of 2013 until the election of the new president, Jair Bolsonaro, in 2018, Your Turn captures an urgent time in Brazilian politics. In the wake of the economic and social crisis, students protest and occupy hundreds of schools.
Inspired by the collective voice of the movement itself, Your Turn is narrated by three high school students, Lucas, Marcela and Nayara, who represent the central points of their struggle. They playfully jostle for space and time, and discuss the diverse politics and motivations amongst the students.
Energetic, imaginative and compelling, Your Turn shows how people can have political agency and change the oppressive, capitalist systems imposed by the powers that be.
It’s rare to hear the voice of young people in documentary with such power and agency – in front and behind the camera – and what these teenagers achieved in shifting politics is remarkable.
The screening on Thur 10 Oct will be pre-ceeded by an introduction from RISE Collective featuring live poetry in response to the film Your Turn.