3rd Place - World Press Photo 2019
THE GUARDIAN (website page)
Marielle and Monica
Marielle Franco, a Brazilian politician and LGBT and human-rights activist, was killed in March 2018. While coming to terms with the death of her partner, Monica Benicio continues the fight to give a voice to those who are deemed disposable in Brazil: women, the poor, the LGBT community, and black Brazilians.
Marielle’s murder has still not been solved and, as the police investigation drifts, Monica is plunged into a new crisis because of the right-wing anti-LGBT politician Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign to become Brazilian president.
Marielle and Monica tell a personal story of loss, bringing into focus the challenges that lie ahead for LGBT rights and progressive politics in Brazil.
Directing, Cinematography and Editing: Fábio Erdos
Producer: Marina Costa
Assistant Director and Audio: Marcelo Engster
Sound Design: Lucas Piovesan
Executive Producers: Charlie Phillips and Jacqueline Edenbrow