The film begins with a mother’s question: will her children love the perfect machines in their lives more than they’ll love her, their imperfect mother? From this seemingly simple prompt, the filmmaker spins an epic examination of the world in which it is taken for granted that technological progress will always inspire social progress. Constructed from a series of stunning images and featuring a score by the Kronos Quartet, the film is an immersive journey into the heart of our changing relationship to the natural world.
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Direction: Natalia Almada
Cinematography: Bennett Cerf
Editing: Natalia Almada
Sound: David Cerf (design), Lora Hirschberg, Alejandro de Icaza (mix)
Music: David Cerf (composition), Kronos Quartet (performance)
Production: The Department of Motion Pictures
Producers: Josh Penn, Elizabeth Lodge Stepp, Natalia Almada
Co-production: Daniela Alatorre, Elivia Shaw
Executive producer: Sean O’Grady, Bill Stertz, Charlotte Cook, Tony Hsieh, Roberto Grande, Mimi Pham, Kathryn Everett, Bryn Mooser, Noah Kadner, Rune Hansen, Mónica Reina
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA, Mexico
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 81΄
Contact: Film Constellation
Awards/Distinctions: Directing Award: U.S. Documentary – Sundance 2021

Natalia Almada


2001 All Water Has a Perfect Memory (short)
2005 To Other Side
2009 The General
2011 The Night Watchman
2016 Everything Else (fiction)
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