Filmmaker Bio

Natalia AlmadaNatalia Almada (Director/Producer/Director of Photography/Editor) is the recipient of the 2009 Sundance Documentary Directing Award for her film about her great-grandfather, Mexican president Plutarco Elías Calles, El General, which had its national broadcast premiere on POV in 2010. Almada's previous directing credits include All Water Has a Perfect Memory (2001), an experimental short film that received international recognition, and Al Otro Lado (To the Other Side), her award-winning debut feature documentary (POV 2006) about immigration, drug trafficking and corrido music. Her films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), dOCUMENTA(13) and the Whitney Biennial. Almada has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, a USA Fellow and a TEDx speaker and was the recipient of the 2011 Alpert Award in Film/Video. She lives in Mexico City.