Who is Dayani Cristal

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A chilling documentary featuring Gael Garcia Bernal revealing the increasing number of deaths caused by the existing wall on the Mexican/US border.

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.

“A deeply moving doc [which] finds a new way of making the immigration debate personal.” The Hollywood Reporter

Part of the Rights and Might Film Festival

Passes to the festival can be purchased through the ticketing options for this film.

BBFC rating
Running time
85 mins
UK, Mexico
Other features
Marc Silver

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June 24th