Natalia Almada / 81’ /2021 / USA

Direction: Natalia Almada

Production: Josh Penn / The Department of Motion Pictures, Elizabeth Lodge Stepp for The Department of Motion Pictures, Natalia Almada for Altamura Films

Editing: Natalia Almada

Cinematography: Bennett Cerf

As technology advances, Users invites us to question how the machines we use every day may end up changing us forever. Both intimate in scope and epic in scale, and featuring a score performed by the Kronos Quartet, award- winning director Natalia Almada invites us on a cinematic journey to reassess our relationship to technology and its impact on our planet.

NATALIA ALMADA. She received a master’s degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. She obtained the MacArthur, Guggenheim, USA Artists and Alpert grants. Her work has been shown at more than 30 film screenings and festivals around the world. She received a Special Mention at Morelia International Film Festivalfor her feature-length documentary Al otro lado (2005), which also won the award for Best Documentary at the Puerto Rico International Film Fest & Convention and the Cultural Voice Award at the New York International Latino Film Festival. With her feature-length documentary El general(2009), she won the Best Director Award at Sundance and the Third Coral Award at Havana, El velador(2011), shown at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, she won, among other