Addicted to Freedom

Interviewed by her of her grandfather, granddaughter, who tries to understand the very modern thinking, Evandro Lins e Silva remembers the years of military dictatorship, when he was “retired” from his post on the bench of the Brazilian Supreme Court, which is “life tenure”, by Institutional Act Number 5.  He reminisces on the impeachment of Fernando Collor, in which he represented the Brazilian people against the then president of the republic; the famous Doca Street murder trial, and the case of José Rainha Júnior, discussion the question of the Landless Farmer’s Movement.

The documentary was co-produced by the Globosat channel GNT through the support of the Jan Vrijman Fund of the Amsterdam International Documentary Festival.

Addicted to Freedom has been sought after by students and professors of law schools all over Brazil as well as professionals who work in the criminal justice system. The film has been shown at several universities n the country, from Rio Grande do Sul to Sâo Paulo and Rio de Janeiro as well as in some northeastern capital cities. It was also shown at the IDFA festival in Holland and at the International Documentary Festival, “It’s All True” in 2003.


Addicted to Freedom spans recent Brazilian history, from the military dictatorship, through the impeachment of President Collor, up to the first mandate of President Lula, as seen through the lens of one of Brazil’s greatest criminalists: Evandro Lins e Silva. 


Soon on DVD.



Directors: Flávia Lins e Silva, Eduardo Vaisman and Vinícius Reis.

Executive Producer: Ailton Franco Jr.

Photography: Marcelo Guru Duarte

Editing: Ana Teixeira