WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?

Directed by MARC SILVER

DIRECTOR

MARC SILVER

COUNTRY

USA

RUNNING TIME

85 mins

YEAR

2013

LANGUAGE

ENGLISH, SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

ABOUT THE FILM

A man is found dead in Arizona’s Sonora Desert, the words Dayani Cristal tattooed on his chest. The tattoo is the only clue to this unidentified migrant, one of many from Mexico and Central America who crosses the border only to end up nameless in a morgue. Attempts to trace his identity bring us face to face with forensic challenges as well as the reality of the laws and fences designed to keep out desperate migrants. This documentary exploration is interwoven with a compelling recreated drama of the journey north, featuring actor Gael Garcia Bernal.

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