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.
Winner: Best Cinematography in Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection: Hot Docs, 2013
Official Selection: New York Film Festival, 2013
Director Marc Silver joined us at the Rich Mix for a Q&A after the film.
Marc Silver's rich portfolio includes documentaries, concert visuals, art installations and branding. He has created content for the BBC, Channel 4, The Guardian, The New York Times, Amnesty International, UNICEF and The Global Fund and collaborated with artists such as Gael Garcia Bernal, Nitin Sawhney, Michael Nyman, Jamie Cullum, Ben Okri, Matthew Herbert and Cirque Du Soleil.