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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.