Marielle and monica

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This screening will be followed by Middle Earth: Fighting For The Soul Of The Amazon, another short film by Fábio Erdos.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020          1:00PM           Lansing Public Media Center

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Genre: Documentary


Fábio Erdos/Brazil/2018/25 min

English Subtitles

Marielle Franco, Afro Brazilian LGBTQ+ and human rights activist, was killed in March 2018 leaving behind her widow, Monica Benicio. Monica continues her fight for better treatment of the poor, the LGBTQ+ community and Afro Brazilians while trying to solve Marielle’s murder. This documentary follows her journey for justice, in the face of an election that will drastically change Brazil.


Fábio Erdos is a Brazilian filmmaker and photographer member of Panos Pictures, one of the world’s leading independent and award-winning photographic agencies. He began his career in early 2015, after completing cinema school at Darcy Ribeiro Film School in Rio de Janeiro and Prague Film School.

His films have been shown at the GLAAD, in New York, One World Film Festival, in Prague, La Gacilly Photo Festival, in France, as well as the Museum of Tomorrow and the Museum of Modern Art, in Rio de Janeiro. In 2019, Fábio won a World Press Photo award for the “Marielle and Monica” film, produced for The Guardian. Previous to his film and photography career, Fábio worked for the international non-profit ActionAid for many years, where he gained experience in the grassroots work on poverty and social inequality.