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LA JAULA DE ORO (The Golden Cage) on Central American Youth Migrants // SF

LA JAULA DE ORO (The Golden Cage) on Central American Youth Migrants // SF

LA JAULA DE ORO is the most awarded Mexican film in history!

Gorgeous cinematography and a compelling story about the reality of unaccompanied Central American kids who, desperate to escape the wrenching poverty and violence of their countries, make the perilous journey across Mexico to try to reach the US.

***************Buy tickets in advance on the website.  Only 49 seats in the theater*****************************


Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA (415) 863-1087




  • Trailer:

    Trailer also here: http://www.roxie.com/ai1ec_event/la-jaula-de-oro-the-golden-dream/?instance_id=10369


    About movie:

    ***********A discussion with Justin Skinner, immigration attorney and program director in the SF office of the International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) and Angelina Romano, Caminos program coordinator at SFUSD, will follow the screening on Wednesday, February 3.*******

    Director: Diego Quemada-Diez
    Mexico-Guatemala/2013/Drama-Roadfilm/110 mins/
    Spanish and Tzotzil with English subtitles

    Juan, Sara y Samuel, de 5 años, huyen de Guatemala para intentar llegar a Estados Unidos. Durante su paso por México, conocen a Chauk, un indígena maya tzotzil de Chiapas que no habla español y viaja sin papeles.

    Los adolescentes aspiran a un mundo mejor más allá de las fronteras mexicanas, pero muy pronto van a enfrentarse a una realidad muy distinta. *******************************************
    Película en español y tzotzil con subtítulos en ingles.


    Juan, Sara and Samuel, all 15 years old, flee from Guatemala towards the USA. On their journey through Mexico they meet Chauk, a Tzotzil indian who does not speak Spanish and has no official documents. They all believe they will find a better world beyond the USA-Mexico border but they run into a harsh reality.


    With over 80 awards, including for Best Film and Best Director at the Thessaloniki Film Festival, and for Best New Director at the Chicago Film Festival, La Jaula de Oro became the most internationally awarded Mexican film in history. The film swept the 56th edition of the Ariel Awards–Mexico’s national cinema honors–receiving nine awards including for Best Picture, Debut Feature, Original Screenplay, Actor (Brandon López) and supporting actor (Rodolfo Domínguez). The young ensemble cast was honored with the Un Certain Talent Award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.



    Starring an impressive cast of non-professional actors, La Jaula de Oro is the story of three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala who travel to the U.S. in search of a better life. On their journey through Mexico they meet Chauk, an Indian from Chiapas who does not speak Spanish. Traveling together in cargo trains and walking on railroad tracks, they soon face a harsh reality.

    An urgent and timely drama that reflects the plight of young Central American migrants as they cross Mexico in their way to search for the American dream, La Jaula de Oro is a powerful and lyrical film that presents a humane and fresh take on contemporary reality, and secures Quemada-Diez as a filmmaker to follow.

    The social reality in Latin America requires cinema to be deeply engaged with the world as it is. I am interested in making films firmly rooted in our contemporary society. True realism has it all: fantasy and reason, suffering and utopia, the happiness and pain of our existence. I want to give voice to migrants – human beings who challenge a system established by impassive national and international authorities by crossing borders illegally, risking their own lives in the hope of overcoming dire poverty.-Diego Quemada-Diez


February 02 2016


Start: 02/02/2016 @ 6:00 pm
End: 02/04/2016 @ 9:00 pm
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3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA United States

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