Sitting behind a workbench and wearing a suit and tie, a character gives an assessment of the political, social, economic and cultural scenario in Brazil, but stops constantly to take long swigs from a cachaça bottle. His attire, the text, and the medium-length shot satirize the mannerisms and actions that purport to give credibility to the speech of TV newscast anchors, preparing viewers to take it as the ultimate truth. Here, however, what is taken for granted as an objective piece of data in the presenter’s speech – Brazil as a shared social experience – is deconstructed and denounced in its ideological character. The video insinuates the imminence of a political change, of a future after almost 20 years of a state of exception. This was a seminal piece for an entire generation of video artists who, in the 1980s, used the medium to challenge television conventions and genres, a concern that would also mark Anhaia Mello’s later work.