Diego Quemada-Diez, scriptwriter, director, cameraman and producer, lives and works in Mexico. In 2006, he premiered his second short film as screenwriter and director : I WANT TO BE A PILOT (2006), which after participating in the Sundance Film Festival, won more than fifty international awards. That same year he directed in Mexico his second documentary short film : LA MORENA (2006). In 2010 he won one of the scholarships awarded by Cinéfondation, which enabled him to participate in the Cannes Film Festival Atelier and moved forward his first feature film, LA JAULA DE ORO. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was selected as Un Certain Regard, winning Un Certain Talent Award. The film was nominated at the 2014 Goya Awards and was eligible for the 88th Academy Awards.
Three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala travel to the US in search of a better life. On their journey through Mexico they meet Chauk, an Indian from Chiapas who doesn't speak Spanish. Travelling together in cargo trains, walking on the railroad tracks, they soon have to face a harsh reality.
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