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Who Is Dayani Cristal?

Who is Dayani Cristal?
  • 2013
  • UK/Mexico
  • 82 min

Well-intentioned but confusing documentary on illegal immigration from Central America and Mexico to the United States, focusing the discovery of the body of a dead migrant with 'Dayani Cristal' tattooed on his chest. Despite genuine insights into the consequences of immigration policy, the presence of producer Bernal retracing the dead man's journey diminishes the impact.

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Who Is Dayani Cristal?

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Who is Dayani Cristal?

22 Jul 20142 stars

Well-intentioned documentary hampered by the presence of movie star producer Gael Garcia Bernal

'The dehumanisation of migrants is something which has allowed this to happen' comments a co-ordinator of the Missing Migrant Project as we watch the cremation of an unidentified individual in Marc Silver’s debut feature Who is Dayani…

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