I am a female documentarist working as a freelancer for some of the key household names in the Brazilian audiovisual media sphere: Canal Futura, Jornal do Commercio and Fiocruz. Through these partnerships, I have been able to focus my projects on topics of wide repercussion such as public health and the empowerment of women. With Argentina, Brazil is one the first Latin America countries to have elected women as presidents. Nonetheless, most of our women struggle against discrimination and often are not even aware of their basic human rights. For example, the Maria da Penha law passed 2006, aiming to protect women against domestic violence, is not fully enforced as many women do not know how to navigate the legal system. In sum, as a female documentarist, I live in a country in need of information and stories geared towards women, told from a female perspective, committed to women’s realities and aspirations. I am gladly willing to take my share of this important task. Gender is one of the most widely spread category by which one can identify the marginalization of part of society for the benefit of another. Engaged media is one of the social tools with the power to counterbalance the ideology that supports the asymmetry of this power play. When rights are violated, media can play a vital role in putting a stop to the abuses. It can raise awareness about violations, inform people about their rights as well as encourage discussions about the role of governments, legal codes, and international mechanisms to safeguard those rights. My goal is to partner with my fellow Brazilian women in order to strengthen our overall participation in decision-making. In this light, the present course represents a great step for me and a unique opportunity to refine my grasp of women empowerment. It will help me to develop guidelines on producing nuanced reporting of women’s rights issues by improving my information-gathering and storytelling skills. My objective is to be able to develop my representation of the very particular situation of women in Brazil, so that our compelling stories are able to touch and inform not only the local public but also the global audiences interested in sustainable equality.