Monica Wise

Monica Wise

Mónica Wise Robles is a freelance Colombian American documentary filmmaker and video journalist living in Mexico. Her work has been featured in the Guardian, 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 was a producer and cinematographer on "The New Deciders," a PBS documentary special with the award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa. She produced and edited Guatemalan courtroom testimonies with Pamela Yates/Skylight Pictures where Mayan genocide victims demanded justice for their past, and helped to produce their feature documentary “500 Years,” chronicling the continued indigenous resistance in Guatemala, which premiered at Sundance 2017.

Monica 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, El Salvador, Guatemala, Chile, and Mexico. She was recently selected for the International Women's Media Foundation Adelante cross-border reporting fellowship in El Salvador and Guatemala.


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, El Salvador, Guatemala, Chile, y México.