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Filmmaker Bio

Simone Duarte

Duarte is a Brazilian journalist whose credits include a 2002 Emmy nomination for the news coverage of the 9/11 attacks and a 2001 Honorable Mention from the United Nations Correspondents Association for her television series on East Timor. She was the New York News Bureau chief of TV Globo, the main network in South America and has 15 years of experience as a television producer, writer and correspondent. In 1999, Duarte worked for the United Nations in East Timor in the early days of Sergio Vieira de Mello's administration. Her first short documentary, Archivo de la Identidad (2002), about the children who disappeared during the dictatorship in Argentina, has been featured in human rights film festivals around the world, including the Amnesty International Film Festival in the United States, and was acquired by Brazilian television.

Duarte has a degree in communications from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and has a master’s degree in International Affairs from The New School in New York City. She is an Eisenhower Fellow and a member of the organization’s Alumni Advisory Council, as well as a member of the steering committee of the French think tank Institute pour la Ville en Mouvement.

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