Series about police violence can define the vote of the undecided, says actress

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The actress says that launching the project during the electoral period, marked by the political polarization between Lula (PT) and President Jair Bolsonaro, also raises concern about the issue not being absorbed by viewers as it should be.

FILIPE PEACOCK
RIO DE JANEIRO – RJ

30 years after hitting bookstores, the book “Rota 66 – A Polícia Que Mata”, by journalist Caco Barcellos, will become a dramaturgical series for Globoplay. The production narrates the reporter’s investigation into the murder of three young people from the outskirts of São Paulo. In the process, he discovers more deaths by a group of killers operating with the apparent backing of military justice.

Actress Naruna Costa gives life to Anabela, a woman whose life is “destroyed” after her innocent husband is murdered by the Rota police. In the story, the character becomes an activist against police violence in the periphery. With 13 days before the elections, she believes that addressing the issue can help define the vote of undecided voters.

But the actress says that launching the project during the electoral period, marked by the political polarization between Lula (PT) and President Jair Bolsonaro, also raises concern about the issue not being absorbed by viewers as it should be. The first two episodes will be released next Thursday.

“It is a series that can provide a very strong service regarding the debate on the topic, which is black genocide in Brazil, but as we are in a very polarized Brazil, where discussions are becoming increasingly unheard, my fear is the series is not absorbed in a more porous way by all people”, he says.

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Therefore, she argues that she would like the series to arrive on streaming at a calmer time, with less polarization, but that, even so, it is a work that serves to reflect who is available to do so.

“In a calmer moment, in my opinion, it could be more interesting. However, I believe it will also lend itself to those who are willing to listen. Those who have already decided and are defending their terrible views, the most reactionary, they are not ready for this moment, they have their ears closed. But there are some who manage to have their eyes and ears open and attentive, who still haven’t understood much about what this polarization is about, maybe the series will serve very well”, she thinks.


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This is because the series deals with a subject that permeates the history of our country: police violence against the poorest, especially the black population. For her, it is not difficult to identify which candidates are aligned with the fight and which ones foment this violence.

“The series is about a book published 30 years ago, but it also covers years of a Brazil that is very close to what we are experiencing, it is not difficult to make this parallel and think that it is worth looking at in a loving way this topic and, there, dimensioning to our candidates, it is not difficult to make a good choice”, he says.

“Yes, it will provide service to those who are available and who knows in the future, when the dust (of polarization) settles a little, it will provide an important service to those who have their ears and eyes closed today for these issues”, he concludes.

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