New Jersey International Film Festival

Into the Light & Supermalo

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Supermalo – Matthew Seger (Brooklyn, New York)

To be jailed on a regular basis for the content of your art. To lack materials and colors for your vision. To be barred from art studios and venues because your art is not government sanctioned. These are some things that are unimaginable to a lot of artists, but something Fabian Hernandez has to go through everyday to continue making his art. Cuban street artists are having their moment. Their own fight against the countries harsh censorship laws have recently made international headlines. Fabian is one of the movement’s fearless and prolific leaders. You cannot walk for more than a few blocks without seeing his character, the Supermalo or his signature 2+2=5? painted on the crumbling walls of Havana. Supermalo follows Fabian's development as an artist over the course of two years. The film explores the struggles of creating work in his home country of Cuba and documents his first time ever leaving the island to exhibit his artwork internationally in Paris. In Spanish, subtitled. 2020; 15 min.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Matthew Seger
  • Producer
    Jose Villaman
  • Filmmaker
    Matthew Seger
  • Editor
    Dior-Lenny Rodriguez