Natalia Almada is an award-winning documentary director and producer. Her experimental documentary, All Water Has A Perfect Memory, was an official selection of the 2002 Sundance Film Festival; the film also won best short documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival and a gold plaque award at the Chicago International Film Festival. It is currently distributed by Women Make Movies and has been broadcast on the Sundance Channel. In 2003, Almada received a New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in film. She has also won two grants from the New York State Council on the Arts. Almada received her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently working as a freelance filmmaker in New York. In addition to El General, she directed and produced Al Otro Lado – To The Other Side, a documentary that looks at immigration and drug trafficking through Mexico’s tradition of Corrido music. Al Otro Lado was a selection at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival.