Monica Wise

Monica Wise

Mónica Wise is a freelance Colombian American documentary filmmaker and video journalist. Her work has been featured in the Atlantic, TeleSUR,  AJ+, PBS, History Now, and NBC Latino. Her clients include UNESCO, The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, RedBull, Soil Haiti, and Spotify. She worked on Skylight Pictures’ feature documentary “500 Years,” which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and was also a producer and cinematographer on "The New Deciders," a PBS special with award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa. 

Monica is based between Mexico and New York City. She focuses on sharing intimate stories of resistance that span borders and highlights feminist, LGBTI, indigenous, and migrant narratives. She’s a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and has produced work from Haiti, Cuba, Costa Rica, Chile, and Mexico. She was recently selected for the International Women's Media Foundation Adelante cross-border reporting fellowship.


Mónica Wise es una documentalista y periodista Colombo-Americana basada en la Ciudad de México. Su trabajo ha sido publicado en The Atlantic, TeleSUR, OZY, AJ+, MSNBC, PBS, History Now y NBC Latino, y se enfoca en historias íntimas de resistencia feminista, LGBTI, indígena y migrante.

Mónica trabajó en “500 Años” un documental de Pamela Yates/Skylight Pictures sobre la resistencia indígena en Guatemala, estrenado en Sundance Film Festival 2017. También fue productora y camarógrafa en “The New Deciders,” un documental para PBS con Maria Hinojosa. Ha producido y editado parte de la serie “Dictador en el Banquillo,” que muestra los testimonios de sobrevivientes del genocidio de los Maya Ixil en Guatemala durante el juicio contra el general Ríos Montt. Mónica se graduó de Sarah Lawrence College y también ha producido documentales en Haití, Cuba, Costa Rica, Chile, y México.