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THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL
ALL WATER HAS A PERFECT MEMORY


Country: Mexico / United States
Year: 2001
Duration: 19'
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.
Awards
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

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.
Selected filmography
All Water Has a Perfect Memory (2001)
Al otro lado (2005)

E
l General (2009)
PROMOTED BY
Gobierno de Navarra
ORGANIZED BY
NICDO
WITH THE AID OF
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural Española
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaGoethe InstitutCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteTeatro GayarreLa Fábrica
MEMBER OF
PantallaIberofestLa Mesta
PARTNERS
Filmoteca de NavarraPlanetario de PamplonaMuseo OteizaMuseo Universidad de NavarraFilmoteca Española
CinetecaFilmoteca CatalunyaHotel Tres ReyesHotel Maisonave
MEDIA PARTNER
Radio 3

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