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it was never theirs to lose

Magda Fernandez confronts her complicated grief for her late parents and brother in "it was never theirs to lose" (2008-2014). Her older brother fought as a teenager against Castro in the failed Bay of Pigs conflict, and was a prisoner of war for several years. As a posthumous act of empathy and reparation, Fernandez figuratively enacts these relatives’ responses to the revolution, despite her deep disagreements with their political views.

  • Magda Fernandez
    Director
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, HDV
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • La Cubana y el Cubano
    Boston, MA
    United States
    September 10, 2016
Director Biography - Magda Fernandez

Magda Fernandez is a Cuban-born, Boston-based artist who has been creating experimental videos since 2006. Fernandez creates silent, synthetic worlds that speak loudly about power and oppression, reality and fantasy, memory and history. Fernandez's videos received Honorable Mentions in the LA Underground Film Forum, and were Official Selections in the Experimental Forum in Los Angeles, the South Film and Arts Academy Festival in Chile, the 5 Continents International Film Festival in Venezuela (FICOCC), the New York International Film Festival (INYFF), the London Independent Film Award (LIFA), and the Sydney World Film Festival. She received both the Experimental Forum's Best Experimental Short and the Audience Award (2018), FICOCC's Best Video Art Award (June 2018), INYFF's Silver Experimental Award (2018), and LIFA's Best Experimental Award (October 2017). Fernandez’s videos have been exhibited in “Nine Moments for Now” at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at Harvard University, “STAND UP” at Kayafas Gallery, "latinx@americanaza" at Samson Gallery, and in "La Cubana y El Cubano" at the Copley Society. In 2010, Fernandez was invited to present her videos-in-progress at Ute Meta Bauer and Joan Jonas' Art, Culture, and Technology Lectures Series: "The Theatrical/The Performative/The Transformative" at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge. Fernandez has received grants from the Council for the Arts at MIT, and was a past finalist for both the Cintas Foundation Fellowship and Creative Capital Visual Arts Grant.

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