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A Life Stolen

The story of a mother and a daughter who leave their home in Guatemala and arrive to the U.S but are separated at the border. The mother of the girl struggles to find ways to be reunited with her daughter.

  • Lisa S. Cerda Fernandez
    Director
  • Lisa S. Cerda Fernandez
    Writer
  • Miguel Rodriguez
    Producer
  • Silvia Aideé Taziri
    Key Cast
    "Cassandra"
  • Gabriella Mendoza
    Key Cast
    "Lucia"
  • Project Type:
    Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Immigration, Latinx, Indie
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Lisa S. Cerda Fernandez

Born in Colorado, USA from two Latino immigrant parents. She has lived most of her life in Valparaiso, Chile her father's hometown and visits Peru to visit her mother’s side of the family.

Lisa fully embraces both of her Latino cultures as well as her American nationality and thrives to create stories combining all of her life experiences as well as using English and Spanish when directing.

Currently a 3.8 GPA Student at The Colorado Film school. Lisa is focused in creating media content focused on strong female women of color on the screen as well as bringing more females behind the cameras.

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Director Statement

When I was growing up going to the movies was the best part of my whole day. Being able to see Eva Mendez, Michelle Rodriguez or Jenifer Lopez on a big screen meant so much to me cause it was like seeing myself or the women in my family on the screen, however, only once and a while people who had my features where on films or TV shows.

This is why I do my best when writing screenplays to bring women of color to my stories and make them strong and fearless because what I yearned for so long will one day make another generation feel represented and valued.