Levan Institute Cinema of Substance Series - "Who is Dayani Cristal?"

Following a team of dedicated staff from the Pima County Morgue in Arizona, director Marc Silver seeks to give an anonymous man an identity. As the forensic investigation unfolds, Mexican actor and activist Gael Garcia Bernal retraces this man’s steps along the migrant trail in Central America.
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Who is Dayani Cristal, directed by Marc Silver

Following a team of dedicated staff from the Pima County Morgue in Arizona, director Marc Silver seeks to give an anonymous man an identity. As the forensic investigation unfolds, Mexican actor and activist Gael Garcia Bernal retraces this man’s steps along the migrant trail in Central America. In an effort to understand what it must have felt like to make this final journey, he embeds himself among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border. More

Winner: World Cinema Cinematography Award, Sundance Film Festival 2013
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival 2013, New York Film Festival 2013

"Measured, meditative and scrupulously constructed, alternately sobering and enlightening, Who Is Dayani Cristal? describes a possible, terrible fate experienced by scores of people every year." —The 51st New York Film Festival

The Cinema of Substance Series showcases meaningful films from around the world that explore who we are and how we might be. 

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