Margarita Hernández was born in Cuba. She is a writer, producer and director. She studied filmmaking in Brazil, where she lives since 1992. She is the director of Bucanero Filmes, and Coordinator of the Ceará Ibero-American Film Festival. Her filmography includes Laberinto (2001), Filipe (2006), and Pausas (2013). Ché, memories of a secret year (2018) is her latest feature. Her short documentary films have won more than 20 awards at festivals in Brazil and around the world.