MacArthur Fellow and two-time recipient of the Sundance Documentary Directing Award for her film El General in 2009 and Users in 2021. Natalia Almada's directing credits include Todo lo demás (New York Film Festival 2016), El Velador (Cannes 2011), Al Otro Lado (Tribeca 2005) and All Water has a Perfect Memory (Sundance 2002).
Almada’s films have screened at Documenta13, The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum, and The 2008 Whitney Biennial. All three feature documentaries have broadcast on the award-winning series POV. Almada has received the Guggenheim, USA Artists, Alpert, and MacDowell fellowships. Almada graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and currently lives in Mexico City and San Francisco.