Segments in this Video

Racist Perspective (03:34)


Brazil tends to criminalize those who are black or poor. Monica Benicio and Fernanda Chaves discuss Marielle Franco's career and assassination.

Surviving Without Franco (03:34)

Benicio discusses the history of her relationship with Franco. She continues to fight for individual's rights in Brazil.

Co-Workers (02:12)

The death of Franco causes individuals to feel invisible. Renata Souza describes why she decided to run for Franco's seat. Problems in Brazil include fascism, lack of education, racism, and assassinations. Jair Bolsonero represents a regression in politics.

Demonstrations (04:30)

Activists protest after Social Liberal Party politicians destroy a sign calling for Marielle Franco's Day in Floriano Peixoto Square. Benicio calls for solidarity and affection. The Socialism and Liberty Party follow the results of the election.

National Radio of Sweden Interview (04:44)

Black women serving on the city council include Dani Monteiro, Monica Francisco, Renata Souza, and Taliria Petrone. Benicio attends her nephew's birthday party and protests against Bolsonero.

Final Election Results (06:28)

Bolsonero wins the election. Benicio continues to fight to build a better society. Brazil is homophobic and racist.

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Marielle and Monica

DVD (Chaptered) Price: $129.95
DVD + 3-Year Streaming Price: $194.93
3-Year Streaming Price: $129.95



Marielle Franco, Brazilian LGBT and human rights activist, was killed in March 2018. Her widow, Monica Benicio, continues the fight for better treatment of the poor, the LGBT community, and black Brazilians. Her murder has still not been solved and as the police investigation drifts, Monica is a plunged into a new crisis?—the probable election of Jair Bolsonaro. On the eve of his inauguration, the film documents Monica’s involvement in the campaign opposing Bolsonaro and the aftermath of the election which suggests a terrifying future for LGBT rights, politicians who oppose the government, and little hope for Marielle’s murder case being adequately solved.

Length: 26 minutes

Item#: BVL188502

ISBN: 978-1-64623-404-2

Copyright date: ©2018

Closed Captioned

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