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Who is Dayani Cristal? [DVD]

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  • Directors: Marc Silver
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Pulse Films
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Sept. 2014
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00MOC3VI0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,913 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Who Is Dayani Cristal? tells the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly 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. As the real-life drama unfolds we see this John Doe, denied an identity at his point of death, become a living and breathing human being with an important life story.

An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. The search for identity leads us back across a continent to seek out the people left behind and the meaning of a mysterious tattoo.


Extras:

  • The Invisibles Amnesty International extra shot by Marc Silver
  • Role-play between Gael García Bernal and Father Solalinde


Awards:

  • Winner of the Cinematography Award Sundance 2013
  • Audience Award at Cork Film Festival 2013


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This is a documentary but with some parts recreated or rather re-imagined. It starts with the Pima County Sherriff's Department discovering a body in the Sonora desert and their subsequent investigations to find out who he is. They are particularly hopeful on this occasion as he has a distinctive tattoo. Most immigrants are advised not to carry ID documents and to use an alias if caught.

The film makers also use an actor to recreate the possible trip, this is the marvellous Gael Garcia Bernal (`No', Amores Perros', and `Bad Education') who takes the journey North to the USA. Since the late 90's immigration routes into the US had more resources thrown at them as ` an effective deterrent'. Since then deaths in the desert of Arizona have gone up ten fold. The medical examiners have over 2,000 deaths in ten years. This film follows the path to identify such people and who was this tattooed man in particular.

This is not a comfortable watch; there are scenes showing bodies in various advances of decomposition and some of the scenes can be emotionally upsetting too. It does shine a light on the plight of so called `illegal's' and the risks they take to do honest blue collar jobs, in North America, often for minimum wage and all so they can have improved standards of living for their loved ones. It is a shame that in life there is no money to help these people but in death so much effort is expended to find out who they are, so they can be repatriated.

Whilst there is staggering inequality in the World there will always be economic migrants - my parents were such. How we chose to treat them is another matter and as the doctor appearing in this film says - what is the magic number of tragic deaths in the desert that will awaken the authorities to say enough is enough? A very well made and thought provoking documentary that I would recommend but with the above caveats and hope you get as much from it as I did.
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Two stories in one. One shows the search to identify the body of one of the many migrants who die in the Arizona desert every year as they try to find a better life in America. At the same time Gael Garcia Bernal retraces the footsteps of those who make the perilous journey from central America, A moving story of desperate people who risk all for a better future, are preyed on by criminal gangs, and then, if they are lucky, have to face the perils of crossing the desert. A lesson of the risks people take to provide us with cheap labour. The DVD also include Bernal's short film Los Invibles with a more brutal depiction of the dangers the migrants face.
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Part film / Part documentary. Very interesting and very thought provoking. All about migrants from South to North America.
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A must see!
Touched me very deep inside and developed a very interesting discussion at my university.
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HASH(0x8fdf3054) out of 5 stars The Road to the Promised Land, 6 Dec. 2014
By Tommy Dooley - Published on Amazon.com
This is a documentary but with some parts recreated or rather re-imagined. It starts with the Pima County Sherriff's Department discovering a body in the Sonora desert and their subsequent investigations to find out who he is. They are particularly hopeful on this occasion as he has a distinctive tattoo. Most immigrants are advised not to carry ID documents and to use an alias if caught.

The film makers also use an actor to recreate the possible trip, this is the marvellous Gael Garcia Bernal (`No', Amores Perros', and `Bad Education') who takes the journey North to the USA. Since the late 90's immigration routes into the US had more resources thrown at them as ` an effective deterrent'. Since then deaths in the desert of Arizona have gone up ten fold. The medical examiners have over 2,000 deaths in ten years. This film follows the path to identify such people and who was this tattooed man in particular.

This is not a comfortable watch; there are scenes showing bodies in various advances of decomposition and some of the scenes can be emotionally upsetting too. It does shine a light on the plight of so called `illegal's' and the risks they take to do honest blue collar jobs, in North America, often for minimum wage and all so they can have improved standards of living for their loved ones. It is a shame that in life there is no money to help these people but in death so much effort is expended to find out who they are, so they can be repatriated.

Whilst there is staggering inequality in the World there will always be economic migrants - my parents were such. How we chose to treat them is another matter and as the doctor appearing in this film says - what is the magic number of tragic deaths in the desert that will awaken the authorities to say enough is enough? A very well made and thought provoking documentary that I would recommend but with the above caveats and hope you get as much from it as I did.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9187f3a8) out of 5 stars Five Stars 18 Sept. 2014
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Documents the migrant experience beautifully .. A touching moving film
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HASH(0x8fde9ac8) out of 5 stars realistic movie which focuses on the lives of real people who come north for a better life, not for themselves 1 Oct. 2014
By Maria Cuerda - Published on Amazon.com
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Very moving, realistic movie which focuses on the lives of real people who come north for a better life, not for themselves, but for their kids. Highly recommended.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x90659144) out of 5 stars I could not fathom being a hopeful immigrant looking at the desert one needed to cross in hopes of a attaining a better future. 7 Dec. 2014
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Eleven years ago, standing at the edge of a cliff and overlooking the Sonoran desert toward Mexico several miles outside Tuscon, I could only think how terrifying it must be to any of those contemplating crossing that landscape on foot. Dusty, arid and foreboding, it is a completely barren landscape, apart from scrub brush, cactus and hills rising in the far off distance. The rising heat created a dusty filter, which along with the isolation, lack of water and enormous desert confronting us, was one of the most forbidding landscapes I'd ever seen, including desolate snow-covered mountain ranges. I could not fathom being a hopeful immigrant looking at the desert one needed to cross in hopes of a attaining a better future. God Bless those who have ventured to do so.
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HASH(0x8fe17750) out of 5 stars My daughter needed towatch this movie for school 25 Jun. 2015
By Caroline - Published on Amazon.com
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My daughter needed to watch this movie for school. I watched it with her. The movie is very sad, but it is also a realistic issue that occurs every day when people are crossing the border from Mexico into the United States. I do think it has impacted how I view Immigration Policy in our country.
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