Débora Souza Silva is a Brazilian journalist based in Oakland (CA). She started her career as an on-air television reporter and producer in São Paulo, Brazil, covering the city’s most pressing issues.
In 2009, Silva moved to California to pursue a career in filmmaking. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Journalism from UC Berkeley in 2014.
In 2015, Silva served as an Associate Producer for the Emmy nominated PBS documentary “Rape on the Night Shift” – an investigation into the sexual abuse of immigrant women in the janitorial industry.
In 2016, Silva traveled to Colombia as an IWMF (International Women Media Foundation) fellow, to cover stories about the country’s five-decade war and peace negotiations. Her work was featured on PBS, Huffington Post and BBC Brazil.
Later that year, Silva was awarded a fellowship with the CIR (Center for Investigative Reporting), where she produced a series of short documentaries focused on her passions of immigration and social justice.