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A man's body is found in the blistering heat of the Arizona desert with the words Dayani Cristal tattooed across his chest. With no identification the tattoo is the only clue to his identity. This area of Arizona, known as the 'Corridor of Death' is now the deadliest crossing point from Mexico into the US. Director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal, embedded with migrants, attempt to retrace the man's steps, travelling across Central America they learn the perils that confront so many seeking a better life.

Who is Dayani Cristal? is the story of one man's attempt at a better life and how one life becomes testimony to the tragic results of the US war on immigration.

 

What the audience said

'Very harrowing + realist perspective avoided the sensational element of fictional versions like Sin Nombre.'

'Very hard but beautiful'

'Dramatic, beautiful landscapes, good main actor. Slow but not boring at all. Very good stuff! This one was basically perfect I thought.'

'Brilliant and very important to introduce the problem to the general public.'

'Film was excellent and touched on some very current issues. It was profound and touching.

'Powerful'

WHERE CAN I SEE IT AGAIN?

For upcoming screenings you can visit the film's website HERE.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Find out how to take action and support migrants HERE.

Understand more about migration issues HERE.

Read the interactive Who is Dayani Cristal? book  on itunes HERE.

CONTACT THE FILMMAKERS

You can get in touch the film's distributor Pulse Films:

james.hopkins@pulsefilms.co.uk
+44 (0) 207 426 570

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