Natalia Almada Named a 2012 MacArthur Fellow: The First Latina Filmmaker to Win the Prestigious Grant
(POV) - The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named its new MacArthur Fellows for 2012, and filmmaker Natalia Almada, whose three feature-length documentaries have premiered on PBS' POV series, was thrilled to learn that she is among the 23 individuals - and that she is the first Latina filmmaker since the MacArthur Fellows' inaugural class in 1981 - to earn the coveted honor, sometimes called the "genius grant." READ MORE

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