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Two years after the assassination of Marielle Franco, BKC fellow and filmmaker Leonard Cortana reflects on the subject of his documentary.

“Marielle Franco represented the future of politics,” writes Cortana. “Not only was she a symbol for the renewal of political leadership and an elected councilwoman who was at the intersection of many minority identities—A Black lesbian, born in the favelas, had a child when she was a teen—she also advocated for all these communities that she identified for and worked for their better inclusion in a more egalitarian society.”

Read on Jeune Afrique (in french) or a pdf of the article

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