Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas

Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas

Dominican Republic

Our experience in cinema has helped us understand human relations and their complexities; how fragile or strong we can become.    


Scriptwriter, producer and director Laura Amelia Guzmán was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1980 and attended the International Film School in Cuba. Since 2004 she lives between Dominican Republic and Mexico. Israel Cárdenas (1980, Mexico) produced several projects, ranging from music videos and TV spots, to documentaries and short films. Together they run their production company Aurora Dominicana. They share script, photography, production and direction credits on their first and second feature films COCHOCHI and JEAN GENTIL, both of which premiered at Venice Film Festival and have won multiple awards.

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