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[CIFF Interview] Diego Quemada-Diez (La Jaula de Oro)

DiegoQuemadaDiez [CIFF Interview] Diego Quemada Diez (La Jaula de Oro)

[Ruby Hornet will be attending the 49th Chicago International Film Festival from 10/10 - 10/24. Be sure to follow along as we bring you coverage from the longest-running competitive international film festival in the country. You can find all of our coverage from this year's CIFF here.]

La Jaula de Oro was one of my favorite films of this year’s Chicago International Film Festival. The story about three teenagers escaping Guatemala to achieve their dreams in America was a captivating look at the struggle many migrants face in their journey for a better life. It was recently awarded the Chicago International Film Festival’s Gold Hugo, which is given to films making their American premiere during the festival. I had the chance to meet with La Jaula de Oro‘s director Diego Quemada-Diez to discuss some questions I had about the film, the back story behind the film’s production, and his personal thoughts on American immigration policies.

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About Geoff Henao

About Geoff HenaoGeoff Henao is a writer/kinda photographer affiliated with the Chicago collective, LOD. After writing for the independent film site Flixist for three years, he joined the Ruby Hornet staff to round out their film coverage. His other interests include music, cute girls, graphic novels, video games, and the Chicago Bulls. He's funny sometimes.