Who Is Dayani Cristal?

Directed by Marc Silver

Year: 2013
Running Time: 85
Color Type: Color
Country: Mexico, U.S.
Language: English and Spanish w/ English subtitles [audio]
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Who Is Dayani Cristal?

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Gael Garcia Bernal

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Directed by Marc Silver


The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border, providing rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate.

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"It should be required viewing for anyone involved in making or enforcing border policy..." - The Hollywood Reporter

"The focus of the film may be the deadly dangers of illegal border crossings, but its true subject is ordinary people and the things they'll do for the ones they love." - Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

An American Library Association Video Round Table notable film of 2015



Awards

  • Cinematography Award (World Cinema - Documentary) Sundance Film Festival
    Official Selection New York Film Festival

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