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.