In the depths of the Sonora Desert an unidentified body is found decomposing under the hot sun. The only marker is an exposed tattoo that reads “Dayani Cristal”. Join the Bertha Justice Institute at the Center for Constitutional Rights for a screening of the award-winning documentary, Who is Dayani Cristal? in which Gael Garcia Bernal and a group of forensic scientists seek to answer the title’s central question, tracing, along the way, a perilous journey of migration from Central America that, for many, spells death. A beautifully filmed documentary, Who is Dayani Cristal? insists we examine U.S. immigration policy and its impact on human lives.
What: Who is Dayani Cristal? film screening & short discussion
Where: 87 Lafayette St
When: Thurs, Sept 18, 2014 from 6:00–9:00 p.m. (film begins at 6:30)
About Freedom Flicks: Each month CCR hand-picks a new cutting-edge documentary. Who is Dayani Cristal? is the third selection in our series. Screenings are free. After each screening, there will be a talk-back to share impressions on the film, discuss its themes, and build community.
This Month’s Flick: Winner of the Sundance 2013 Cinematography award and nominated in the World Documentary Competition, Marc Silver’s Who is Dayani Cristal? tells the story of a migrant who found himself in the stretch of desert known as “the corridor of death,” and shows how one life becomes testimony to the tragic results of the U.S. war on immigration.