Laura Amelia Guzmán 
(Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, 1980)



Graduate of Chavón. Escuela de Diseño, where she studied fine arts and photography, as well as the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión, where she majored in cinematography. She has worked on numerous feature films and has taken part in photo exhibitions. Guzmán shares feature film script, production and direction credits alongside her husband Israel Cárdenas, with whom she directs the Aurora Dominicana production company. Since 2004 she has divided her time between México and the Dominican Republic.


Cochochi, 2007
Israel Cárdenas y Laura Amelia Guzmán
87 min.

Evaristo and Luis Antonio, two children from the Rarámuri community in the Sierra Tarahumara, embark on a journey through the mountains to the other side of a valley in search of medicine for a family member. The route–remote and rugged as the mountain itself–becomes a rite of passage for the children.