Screening: Point Blank (A Queima Ropa)

Directed by Theresa Jessouroun (Brazil, 2015)

Film screening and Director's talk

April 14, 2016

À Queima-Roupa (Point Blank) | Trailer | Dublado (Brasil) [4K]


"Point Blank" is an investigative documentary exploring violence and corruption perpetrated by the police of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil over the past 20 years. It vividly portrays the most emblematic incidents that occurred during this period through the perspectives of family members, witnesses, survivors, and others who were directly involved in these events. 92 minutes. Portuguese with English subtitles.

Event Description

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion including director Theresa Jessouroun.


Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health, and the Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases.

"Ninety minutes of often jaw-dropping, always thought-provoking viewing" – The Hollywood Reporter