Carlos Alfonso Corral
16.05.1989, borderland of El Paso, Texas and Cd. Juarez, CH, Mexico
Carlos Alfonso Corral was born on May 16th 1989 in the borderland of El Paso, Texas and Cd. Juarez, CH, Mexico. His first passion was photography and spent most of the time between the sister cities documenting the border of a first and third world country. His film education began at the local arthouse theater, Fellini Film Cafe, where he worked for owner Betty Maguregui as a projectionist and barista. There, he had access to a massive archive of films, binders filled with xerox copies of old director interviews, and two classic film screenings each night. In lieu of film school, Carlos dove into professional filmmaking within the camera department of Roberto Minervini’s Stop the Pounding Heart (2014), The Other Side (2015), and What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? (2018), with the first two premiering at Cannes and the latter at the Venice Film Festival. Dirty Feathers is Carlos first feature documentary.