The Golden Dream
La Jaula de Oro
Directed by Diego Quemada-Diez
This multi-Award winning drama tells the story of three young undocumented refugee immigrants – Samuel, Sara and Juan from Guatemala – who decide to leave poverty and violence by going to the United States. After crossing the Mexican border by boat, they find another immigrant, a tzotzil native called Chauk who does not know Spanish but is able to befriend Sara. When they arrive in Chiapas, they are caught by Mexican Immigration Police agents and deported back to Guatemala. They again embark on their journey to the north facing many dangerous and serious obstacles along the way. The film is powerfully realistic keeping us guessing what will happen next.
A Certain Talent Award for direction and the ensemble cast at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. 9 Ariel awards – Mexican Film Academy including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best First Feature, Best Actor, Best Upcoming Actor.
Following the film there will be a discussion about refugee, human rights and immigration.
Screenwriter: Gibran Portela, Lucia Carreras, Diego Quemada-Diez
Music: Jacobo Lieberman, Leonardo Heiblum