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Officially Selected for the Festival Season 

May 2024

On the Brink: The Battle for Democracy

On the Brink: The Battle for Democracy



Zidaan Kapoor


Selected for the following category(s)

Best Documentary Short

In February of 2024, Alexei Navalny died under mysterious circumstances in a Russian prison. His death put the world on notice. Navalny's death is not the only evidence of autocracies like Russia and China destroying lives and wrecking the sovereignty of countries around the world. Across the globe, democracy is declining and autocracy is taking its place. 

On the Brink chronicles the devastating effects of autocratic regimes across the globe and highlights the courageous activists and resistance movements that are fighting for the future of our world. Leading experts on democracy including Dr. Larry Diamond at Stanford University and Dr. Nadia Oweidat at the Wilson Center discuss the harrowing political state of our world and the steps we can take to reverse this trend.

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