Who Is Dayani Cristal?

Who Is Dayani Cristal?

"The film "Who is Dayani Cristal" generated ample buzz on the film festival circuit. And, just to be clear, that's not because the film's lead role is played by famed Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal.  "Who is Dayani Cristal" follows the journey of a body found in the Arizona desert.  The name "Dayani Cristal" is tattooed on the body's sunburned chest.  Bernal's character walks in the shoes of the unnamed man, tracking his journey from Central America, on the treacherous train ride to the Mexican border, and eventually to Arizona, to the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner.  Alongside the film's 15 screenings in the US this month, it's promoting a Tucson-based non-profit group called The Missing Migrant Project.  In the film, and in real life, the Missing Migrant Project is a small team that cross-checks a growing stack of missing person reports from Mexico and Latin America with the remains of bodies found in the Arizona desert.  If there's a match, they work to reunite the remains with family members." - Shefali S. Kulkarni, May 8, 2014.