The Observers Direct

OBSERVERS DIRECT: With our Observers in Rio de Janeiro

The Observers is a collaborative project that includes both a website and a weekly TV show, all based on amateur content.


We went to Rio de Janeiro to meet three of our Observers: surfer-environmentalist Marcello Farias, trans activist Wescla Vasconcelos, and physical therapist Mônica Cirne.

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