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A partnership with Adobe Youth Voices, PBS and POV to mentor today's best young documentary filmmakers.

This Gay and Age

The evolving expectations surrounding teen gays and lesbians due to stereotypes and media influences.

Winner, 2011 Best Documentary Award

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Natalia Almada

POV Film - El General and Al Otro Lado

Natalia Almada is the recipient of the 2009 Sundance Documentary Directing Award for El General, which had its national broadcast premiere on POV in 2010. Her latest film, El Velador (POV 2012) is a haunting look at violence through the eyes of the night watchman of Mexico's most notorious narco cemetery. Her previous credits include "All Water Has a Perfect Memory," an experimental short film that received international recognition; and Al Otro Lado (POV 2006), her award-winning debut feature documentary about immigration, drug trafficking and corrido music.

Almada's films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum and The Whitney Biennial. She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2010 USA Artist Fellow. Almada graduated with a master's degree in fine arts in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and shares her time between Mexico City and Brooklyn, N.Y.

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