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Off Globe for a year, the reporter accepts a new job behind the camera


Mônica Sanches distinguished herself for 32 years at the broadcaster, including as a researcher on a period soap opera nominated for an international Emmy.

A year after being fired from TV Globo journalism, Monica Sanches is involved in a new role: documentary director.

He dedicated himself to the production of ‘Pretos Novos do Valongo’, about the victims of the largest slave cemetery in the Americas, in the center of Rio.

The veteran reporter will share the direction of the film with Laís Dantas, who has participated in projects on Canal Brasil, Canal OFF, Porta dos Fundos and Quebrando o Tabu.

Monica got the idea for the documentary after doing a story about the archaeological site in Rio’s so-called Little Africa.

What was found in the excavations tells the story of the men and women who died after the long journey on slave ships. “The biggest report of my career in terms of duration and social and personal impact,” the journalist wrote in a post.

Born in São Paulo and graduated in Communications from USP, Monica Sanches became aware of social problems as a teenager, with her volunteer work at Pastoral do Menor.

He worked at Band, SBT, Rádio Band FM (with Serginho Groisman) and TV Morena (Globo affiliate in Mato Grosso do Sul) until arriving at Globo, in Rio, in 1992. At GloboNews, he presented the program ‘Almanaque’ for fifteen years.

In 2021, she collaborated as a researcher on the 18 o’clock soap opera ‘Nos Tempos do Imperador’, applying the knowledge gained by making the series ‘1808 – A Corte no Brasil’, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Portuguese royal family.

From Carnival to coverage of presidential visits, from reporting on ecology to translating the September 11 attacks in the United States, the journalist has left her mark on Globo’s journalism with objective and pleasant texts, good diction, elegance and charisma.

I hope your documentary, ‘Pretos Novos do Valongo’, receives support and is reflected. In a country with a short memory and without the necessary valorization of black and African cultures, this historical recovery has incalculable value.




Source: Terra

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