Latin American/Latinx Film Festival: Who is Dayani Cristal?

Friday, September 30, 2022 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This film is part of the 2nd Latin American/Latinx Film Festival. The film is in English with Spanish Subtitles. With Gael García Bernal.

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 forensic anthropologists from the Pima County Morgue in Arizona, director Mark Silver seeks to answer these questions and give this anonymous man an identity. As the forensic investigation unfolds, Mexican actor and activist Gael García Bernal retraces this man's steps along the migrant trail in Central America.

Winner of the Sundance 2013 Cinematography award and nominated in the World Documentary Competition, Who is Dayani Cristal? shows how one life becomes testimony to the tragic results of the US war on immigration.

The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN Arts & Culture and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain. It is sponsored by the College of Sciences, School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs, Department of English, Department of History, Modern Languages and Literatures/Latin American Studies, Puerto Rico Research Hub, and Women's and Gender Studies.

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