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Monica Wise Robles

Freelance Documentary Director, DP, Producer
Mexico City, Mexico City Mexico
Available for Freelance


Monica Wise Robles (Director/Producer/DP/Editor) is a Colombian American documentary filmmaker and video journalist based in Mexico City. Her work focuses on intimate stories of resistance across borders to highlight feminist, LGBTQ, migrant, and indigenous narratives. Monica’s work can be seen in the Guardian, the Intercept, the Atlantic, WaPo, AJ+,  PBS and the BBC, among other outlets. She worked on Pamela Yates’ 500 Years, a feature documentary chronicling indigenous resistance in Guatemala which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Monica was also a producer and cinematographer on The New Deciders, a 2016 PBS election special with journalist Maria Hinojosa. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she has also produced work from Haiti, Cuba, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala and El Salvador. She is currently directing two documentary films exposing state human rights abuses in Guatemala and Mexico through the eyes of female survivors seeking justice. Her first short, Lupita, premiered online with the Ambulante festival in Mexico, and will be shown online with Sheffield Doc/Fest and the Guardian Documentaries. Monica is an International Women’s Media Foundation Adelante fellow, a Ford Foundation and Sundance Institute grantee, a UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program Associate, and was selected for Take The Lead’s 2018 #50WomenCan program for women working to change the gender gap in the media industry. www.monicawiserobles.com https://www.lupitafilm.com/