Alfredo Castruita is a director with dual nationality (Mexican-American) who lived in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, until he moved to El Paso, Texas, to continue his studies. He studied an Associate in Science in Film at the Los Angeles Film School in 2008. His first formal work was the short film “Gustavo” in 2010, which was presented at the Short Film Corner at Cannes. His first feature film as a director was “Potosí” in 2012, a social critique set in San Luis Potosí that addresses topics such as domestic violence, social lynching, and the effects of drug trafficking. The film received awards and nominations at various international festivals. Castruita also directed the short films “Cheval” in 2016 and “Azul Claro” in 2018.