Almudena Carracedo

Moving Image, 2012

Born in Madrid, Spain, Almudena Carracedo is the Emmy-award winning Director/Producer of Made in L.A., a feature documentary about the transformation of three Latina immigrants as they struggle for their rights. Praised by the New York Times as “an excellent documentary…about basic human dignity,” the film premiered on PBS’ P.O.V. series and received numerous awards including an Emmy, the Henry Hampton Award and the Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism. Previously she directed the short documentary Welcome, A Docu-Journey of Impressions, a film essay on Tijuana as a border town, which won the Sterling Award at Silverdocs. Carracedo is a 2010 United States Artists Fellow and the recipient of the ESTELA Award from the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP). In 2011 she received an honorary doctoral degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in recognition of her work. She serves on IFP’s Advisory Board, has served as a juror at numerous film festivals, and has lectured and served as a panelist at universities and conferences across the country.