Documentary / Work in Progress / Colour / 49 mins. / Philippines
“Magdalena” follows the life of a traditional midwife as she struggles to make ends meet to care for her only daughter, Margie, who is afflicted with leukemia. Unsatisfied by the care provided by hospitals and modern medicine, Magdalena turns to faith healers and unorthodox religious practices to help her daughter. But now that Margie is pregnant, can Magdalena put her faith back on modern medicine and entrust her daughter to the care of doctors?
Director: ANNA ISABELLE MATUTINA
Writer: ANNA ISABELLE MATUTINA
Cinematography: ANNA ISABELLE MATUTINA, KIRI DALENA, CRIS STO. DOMINGO
Editing: ANNA ISABELLE MATUTINA
Research: JEROME AVANZADO, ANNA ISABELLE MATUTINA
“Magdalena” is a documentary produced at the Franco-German-Filipino Documentary Workshop 2012 in partnership with the UP Film Institute, De La Salle – College of St. Benilde, and Philippine Independent Filmmakers Multi-Purpose Cooperative supported by the Film Development Council of the Philippines.