ALL WATER HAS A PERFECT MEMORY
Country: Mexico / United States
Direction: Natalia Almada
This painful experimental movie is a powerful document on the home as a fractured space where gender and cultural differences are staged through an American mother and a Mexican father against a tragic background: the death of the director’s sister when she was a young girl. Based on an essay in which Toni Morrison describes the Mississippi River’s ability to conjure up memories, this documentary combines recollections narrated by family members with home movies photographs and fabricated images to weave together a touching visual memory of her sister.
Plaque d' Or - Chicago International Film Festival
Best Short Film - Tribeca Film Festival
Audience Award - African American Women in Cinema
Special Mention, Best Short Documentary - Cleveland International Film Festival
Natalia Almada was born in Mexico. Her directing credits include All Water Has a Perfect Memory, an internationally recognized experimental short, and Al otro lado, an award-winning feature documentary about immigration and drug trafficking. Almada’s work has screened at Sundance, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Biennial as well as on ARTE and PBS.
All Water Has a Perfect Memory (2001)
Al otro lado (2005)
El General (2009)