Executive Order (film) Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_(film)

Executive Order
Executive Order film poster.png
Theatrical release poster
PortugueseMedida Provisória
Directed byLázaro Ramos
Screenplay by
  • Lusa Silvestre
  • Lázaro Ramos
  • Aldri Anunciação
  • Elísio Lopes Jr.
Based onNamibia, no!
by Aldri Anunciação
Produced by
  • Daniel Filho
  • Tania Rocha
CinematographyAdrian Teijido
Edited byDiana Vasconcellos
Music by
  • Plínio Profeta
  • Rincon Sapiência
  • Kiko de Souza
Distributed by
  • Elo Company
  • H2O Films
Release dates
  • 3 October 2020 (2020-10-03) (Moscow)
  • 14 April 2022 (2022-04-14) (Brazil)
Running time
103 minutes

Executive Order (Portuguese: Medida Provisória, lit.'Provisional Measure') is a 2020 Brazilian dystopian drama film directed by Lázaro Ramos (in his feature directorial debut), based on the stage play Namibia, no! by Aldri Anunciação.[1]

The film had its world premiere at the Moscow International Film Festival on 3 October 2020, and was screened at the Indie Memphis Film Fest on 20 October 2020 and at the South by Southwest Film Festival on 20 March 2021.[2] It was released theatrically in Brazil on 14 April 2022.[3]


Near future in Brazil. After Capitú, a doctor, and Antônio, a lawyer, sue the authoritarian Brazilian government for compensation for the descendants of African slaves once brought to the country, they and all other Black citizens are to be sent to Africa. This outrageous order is followed by a hunt for Black citizens who are exiled to Africa against their will.

While the army and the police enforce the law, Antonio sends his uncle to go in search of the doctor, who has joined a resistance movement. From the background and underground, they fight together against the madness that has spread in the country, triggering a resistance that inspires the nation.[2][4]



Track listing
1."Primeiro Volante (Verso Livre)"Rincon Sapiência 
2."Te Amo Disgraça"Baco Exu do Blues 
3."O Guarani (Abertura)"Antônio Carlos Gomes, Marco Bernardo 
4."Dura Na Queda"Elza Soares 
5."Zero"Liniker e os Caramelows 
6."Breu"Xênia França 
7."Preciso Me Encontrar"Carlota 
8."O Que Se Cala"Elza Soares 
9."Tua"Liniker e os Caramelows 
10."Queima Minha Pele"Baco Exu do Blues, Tim Bernardes 
11."Se Avexe Não"Tassia Reis 
12."Caeu"Liniker e os Caramelows 
13."Flamingos"Baco Exu do Blues, Tuyo 
14."O Jeito"Flora Matos 


  1. ^ Amendola, Beatriz (24 March 2021). "'Medida Provisória': Filme de Lázaro é baseado em peça de ficção distópica" ['Executive Order': Lázaro film is based on dystopian play]. UOL (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Executive Order". SXSW. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  3. ^ Padiglione, Cristina (17 February 2022). "Filme de Lázaro Ramos ganha data de estreia" [Lázaro Ramos film gets release date]. Folha de S.Paulo (in Brazilian Portuguese). Archived from the original on 17 February 2022. Retrieved 3 September 2022.
  4. ^ "Distopia racial dirigida por Lázaro Ramos estreia no Festival SXSW 2020" [Racial dystopia directed by Lázaro Ramos premieres at 2020 SXSW Festival]. Cinematório (in Brazilian Portuguese). 16 January 2020. Retrieved 3 April 2021.

External links[edit]