The Story of Mona>>

Services: Short Doc + Transmedia project


Mona became the first black woman with a disability to perform in one of the oldest and most prestigious theatres in Brazil, the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo. Founded over 100 years ago, It can be said - especially in a country whose population is over 50% from African origins -,  that the opportunity for a black person with a disability to perform in the theatre came very late. 

I documented Mona's routine with a camera and a microphone over two weeks. There wasn't anyone else except Mona and I in the making of this project. The repercussion of the documentary was astonishing. Mona has spoken in four tv programs in Brazil, performed in another three theatres in the city, and gained representation from an agency that represents artists with a disability. 

The Story of Mona

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