Mariana Duarte is a Brazilian filmmaker, Editor and Researcher based in Lisbon and currently working between Portugal, Brazil and Scotland. Her academic background is in History (Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil) and Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices (University of Münster, Germany). After six years working as a Film and TV Editor at Globo Network, the leading Brazilian television and film production company, she graduated from the MA Kino Eyes in Film in 2020, with a full-degree Erasmus Mundus Scholarship and mobility at three European institutions: Screen Academy Scotland (UK), Baltic Film School (Estonia) and Lusofona University (Portugal). She has also worked as a Multimedia Journalist in Belgium, directing a series of video reports on social-cultural issues and the short film “Newcomers” – about the situation of asylum seekers – produced by the Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles and screened at festivals Europe and Brazil. She is currently researching on Border Aesthetics in creative documentary film, postcolonial cinema, feminist studies and forced migration.