Winner, World Cinema Cinematography Award – Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection – New York Film Festival
Kino Lorber is proud to announce the U.S. theatrical premiere of WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?, a new documentary focused on the human toll of the U.S. immigration crisis. Starring Gael García Bernal (Y Tu Mamá También, No) and directed by Marc Silver, the film will open on April 25th in New York, followed by a release to select cities nationwide.
Winner of the Sundance 2013 World Cinema Cinematography Award and an official selection at the 51st New York Film Festival, WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? adds critical perspective to the intense immigration reform debate in the United States.
In this piercing documentary that pushes the edges of the non-fiction form, acclaimed Mexican actor and activist Gael García Bernal tells the story of one of the many migrant workers who lost their lives in the stretch of Arizona desert known as “the corridor of death.” As Mr. Bernal retraces this man’s steps along the migrant trail in Central America, he and director Marc Silver show how one life can become a powerful testimony to the tragic results of the U.S. war on immigration.
With contributions from the dedicated forensic examiners of the Pima County Morgue in Arizona, the film seeks to answer questions surrounding the death of this yet-unidentified man. As the investigation unfolds, Mr. Bernal embeds himself among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border. He witnesses first-hand the dangers these men, women and children face on their way to the United States, also offering new insight into their sacrifices in search for a better life.
Gael García Bernal and director Marc Silver have created an unique experiential documentary that illuminates an urgent issue of immigration. The film brings viewers intimately close to the often-invisible lives that have been affected by a broken immigration policy.
New York Press Screening:
Magno Screening Room,
729 Seventh Ave, between 48th & 49th Sts
Thursday, April 10 at 6:00pm
Please, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
DDV screeners are available upon request
WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? was produced by London-based Pulse Films, Canana Films, Gael García Bernal, Julián Levin and Pablo Cruz. The film was made with the support of Impact Partners, Candescent Films, Ford Foundation and The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Fund.