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Find out more about Al Otro Lado filmmaker Natalia Almada, her other work and upcoming projects.

Natalia Almada


Natalia Almada

Natalia Almada

Al Otro Lado is Natalia Almada's first documentary feature. Her experimental short, All Water Has a Perfect Memory, was an Official Selection at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and won awards at the Tribeca and Chicago International Film Festivals. In 2003, Almada was a Fellow for both the New York Foundation for the Arts and the NALIP Latino Producers Academy. She recently received a Creative Capital Grant for her new project, El General. A native of Mexico who spent her childhood on both sides of the border, Almada received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives and works in Brooklyn.

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The injustice of all the people dying on the border is somehow lessened if we Americans think of them as people who didn't have family, money or opportunity.”

— Natalia Almada, Filmmaker

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