|Who Is Dayani Cristal?|
|Gael Garcia Bernal searches to uncover the identity of a migrant whose body is found in the Arizona desert.|
Who Is Dayani Cristal (Marc Silver, USA, 2013; 82 min.) Deep in the sun-blistered Sonora desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona border police discover a decomposing male body. Lifting a tattered T-shirt, they expose a tattoo that reads “Dayani Cristal”.
Who is this person? What brought him here? How did he die? And who—or what—is Dayani Cristal?
Following a team of dedicated staff from the Pima County Morgue in Arizona, director Marc Silver seeks to answer these questions and give this anonymous man an identity. As the forensic investigation unfolds, Mexican actor and activist Gael Garcia Bernal retraces this man’s steps along the migrant trail in Central America. As we travel north, these voices from the other side of the border wall give us a rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate.