Marielle Franco, en modern ikon

Who was Marielle Franco, and why did she become a martyr in the eyes of Brazilian minorities? A black, lesbian left-wing politician and human rights activist whose death has played a big role in shaping the struggle women, LGBT and black people living in favelas. Guy Pichard will tell speak about the events that lead to Franco’s death, and the aftermath in a global perspective.

Pichard is a celebrated photojournalist, and has had several exhibitions in France. During the past two years, he has been covering news’ stories in Brazil of which the Brumadinho disaster coverage is noteworthy.

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