World Premiere / 2021 SXSW Film Festival

Spotlight Section

March 16 – 20, 2021

Premiere Date / Time TBD

Director: Lázaro Ramos

Executive Producer: Mariza Figueiredo

Producer: Daniel Filho, Tania Rocha

Screenwriters: Lusa Silvestre, Lázaro Ramos

Principal Cast: Alfred Enoch (Apple TV’s upcoming series Foundation, How To Get Away With Murder, Harry Potter films),Taís Araújo (the first black woman in Brazil to host a TV show, and the first to star in a Brazilian soap opera), Seu Jorge (City of God, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou), Adriana Esteves, Renata Sorrah, William Russell Enoch, Mariana Xavier, Aldri Anunciação, Flavio Bauraqui, Emicida

Short Synopsis: Set in a dystopian near future in Rio de Janeiro, a lawyer (Alfred Enoch) sues the Brazilian government for reparation of all descendants of African slaves in the country. The authoritarian government responds by signing an executive order sending all black citizens to Africa as an excuse to repay the debts of slavery. Citizens are measured by their skin color, hunted, and exiled to Africa against their will. While the army and police enforce the law, he enlists his cousin (Seu Jorge) to find his wife (Taís Araújo), a doctor who has gone missing and joins an underground movement. The three of them fight the madness that has taken over the country and spark a resistance that inspires the nation. EXECUTIVE ORDER is the directorial debut of one of Brazil’s most acclaimed actors, Lázaro Ramos.