Natalia Almada | El Velador

Natalia Almada is a director. She was a 2012 MacArthur Fellow and recipient of the 2009 Sundance Documentary Directing Award for her film El General. 

Almada’s most recent film El Velador premiered at New Directors/New Films and the Cannes' Directors' Fortnight. Her previous credits include All Water Has a Perfect Memory and Al Otro Lado, her award-winning debut feature documentary. Almada’s films have screened at Documenta13, The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum and The 2008 Whitney Biennial. All three feature documentaries were broadcasted on POV. Almada has received the Guggenheim, USA Artists, Alpert and MacDowell fellowships. She graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design.