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Débora Silva

Débora Silva

Filmmaker-in-Residence

Biography

Débora Silva is a Brazilian reporter and filmmaker based in California. She started her career as an on-air reporter and producer at a news station in São Paulo. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul and a master’s degree in television from The University of California, Berkeley. Her thesis film, “A New Rhythm for Mozambique,” was awarded “best short length documentary” at the 2016 Silicon Valley African Film Festival. Silva was selected as a National Association of Black Journalists fellow for The New York Times Institute Fellowship program in New Orleans. Her work has appeared on KQED, Fusion, Univision, PBS, BBC and Al Jazeera.

Articles

Based on a True Story

The 2000 film “Erin Brockovich” seemed like a successful David versus Goliath story. But in realty, it wasn’t a happy ending.

Nov 13, 2017

Until Something is Done

Before Black Lives Matter, there was the killing of Oscar Grant. After a disappointing verdict for his shooter, his mother became an important leader.

Nov 13, 2017
The Trump Era

A Divided Road

Two friends felt inspired by the election to leave their home, travel the country by van and provide free legal aid to immigrants.

Oct 30, 2017