Tropicast: Lourdes Portillo and Natalia Almada

A few weeks ago renowned Latina filmmakers Lourdes Portillo (The Devil Never Sleeps; Señorita Extraviada) and Natalia Almada (El General; El Velador) got together for a public conversation as part of the 12th edition of the annual conference of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), that took place in Newport Beach, California. The conversation was billed as "Identity & Aesthetics: Creative Choices Based on Cultural Background" with the aim at looking at how one's culture affects an artist's point of view and vision. The discussion was centered around the effects of culture, and how one express oneself through one's media work.  The occasion was a great opportunity for both groundbreaking filmmakers to share perspectives and opinions. The conversation was moderated by Carlos A. Gutiérrez, co-founding director of Cinema Tropical. Click here to hear the podcast.

Pictured (from left to right): Carlos A. Gutiérrez, Lourdes Portillo and Natalia Almada.