Source: The Guardian
Marielle Franco, a Brazilian LGBT and human rights activist, was killed in March 2018. Her widow, Monica Benicio, has continued her fight for better treatment of the poor, the LGBT community, and black Brazilians.
Franco’s murder has still not been solved, and in The Guardian documentary, “Marielle and Monica,” as the police investigation drifts, Monica is plunged into a new crisis: the probable election of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil’s next president.
On the eve of Bolsonaro’s inauguration, the film documents Monica’s involvement in the campaign opposing the president; glimmers of hope in the election of some politicians from other parties; and the aftermath of the vote, which suggests a terrifying future for LGBT rights in Brazil and for politicians who oppose the government, with little hope of Marielle’s murder being adequately solved.
Read the story at The Guardian.
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