Marcia Robiou

Hollyhock Filmmaker-in-Residence

Marcia Maritza Robiou is a documentary filmmaker and investigative reporter. She is currently FRONTLINE’s 2022 Hollyhock Filmmaker-in-Residence and working on an upcoming program on the Minneapolis Police Department. She worked on Whose Vote Counts , the recipient of the 2020 Peabody Award and 2020 NABJ Award , as a senior reporter and field producer. Marcia’s previous projects include Right to Fail, the winner of a Deadline Club Award , and Separated: Children at the Border , which garnered the 2018 Peabody Award and a 2018 Emmy-nomination for Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary . Marcia came to FRONTLINE as an Abrams Journalism Fellow in 2018. Before she became a filmmaker, she worked as a humanitarian for nearly a decade in Myanmar, South Sudan, Kenya and Iraq. During this time, Marcia worked on a number of shorts, including The Jungle Surgeon of Myanmar for Al Jazeera Witness. She received a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Marcia was born in the U.S. to Dominican parents.

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Police on Trial
FRONTLINE and the Star Tribune examine the aftermath of George Floyd's murder and the struggle for police accountability.
May 31, 2022
Chauvin, MPD Named in 2 Federal Excessive Force Lawsuits Dating to 2017, Involving Teenager, Woman
A teenager who was pinned under Derek Chauvin’s knee three years before George Floyd’s murder filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday, saying in an interview that the Minneapolis Police Department should have fired or disciplined the ex-officer for the earlier incident.
May 31, 2022
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Police on Trial
FRONTLINE and Star Tribune examine the aftermath of George Floyd's murder and the struggle for police accountability.
May 31, 2022
They Faced a Chaotic Primary. Now Wisconsin Voters Are Trying to Make Sure Their Ballots Count
In the April primary, these Wisconsin voters faced barriers to casting their ballots. Now they’re fighting for their vote to count in the presidential election.
November 3, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Decision Could Disenfranchise Wisconsin Voters
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to extend the absentee ballot deadline in Wisconsin wasn't a surprise to election officials but could disenfranchise thousands of voters in a state with nearly 300,000 absentee ballots outstanding.
October 29, 2020
'Voter Suppression At Its Finest': Wisconsin Citizens Say Missing Ballots, Lines and Coronavirus Kept Them from Being Counted in Election
A picture emerged of voters disappointed, angry and confused about how the election played out in a state that has long prided itself on taking voting seriously.
April 13, 2020
Suspect in El Paso Shooting Indicted on Capital Murder Charge
The grand jury decision comes more than a month after a gunman entered a busy Walmart on a Saturday morning carrying an AK-47 assault rifle.
September 12, 2019
Rep. Veronica Escobar on How El Paso is Recovering After the Shooting
As the city continues to heal, FRONTLINE sat down with U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, who represents El Paso, to discuss the aftermath of the massacre.
August 22, 2019
Trump Vetoes Bills Aimed at Blocking $8.1 Billion Saudi Arms Deal
President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed a trio of congressional resolutions aimed at blocking $8.1 billion of munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
July 25, 2019
What You Need to Know About Trump's $8 Billion Saudi Arms Deal
Here is what you need to know about the multi-billion-dollar arms deal roiling Congress as it makes its way to Trump’s desk.
July 16, 2019
Three Murder Suspects Linked to Atomwaffen: Where Their Cases Stand
Over a period of eight months spanning from 2017 to early 2018, five deaths had links to the Atomwaffen Division, a violent neo-Nazi group. Here is what has happened in the cases.
June 18, 2019
Former Egypt President Mohamed Morsi Dies, Leaving the Muslim Brotherhood's Future Uncertain
Morsi leaves behind a deeply fractured Muslim Brotherhood.
June 17, 2019