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3rd Place - World Press Photo 2019

Digital Storytelling

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.


Key Credits:


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

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