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Who Is Dayani Cristal?

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Marc Silver

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About the Movie

The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border, providing rare insight into the human stories, which are so often ignored in the immigration debate.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 23
  • Fresh: 18
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 6.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: With its compellingly multifaceted approach, its earnest compassion and a celebrity presence in the form of the actor Gael Garcia Bernal, the documentary could be enlisted in the perennial battle over immigration law. – Nicolas Rapold, New York Times, Apr 24, 2014

Fresh: The cinematography is exquisite and sometimes it alone moves the story. – Daphne Howland, Village Voice, Apr 22, 2014

Fresh: The results are poignant, yet show the difficulties of applying fiction templates to true stories. – Mark Jenkins, NPR, Apr 24, 2014

Rotten: Bernal does his best to bring the film's detective work alive, but the presence of a big star somewhat overbalances this tragic story. – Kim Newman, Empire Magazine, Jul 24, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Who is Dyani Crystal

A compelling, haunting film. It clearly brings to light the situation on the US-Mexico border that occurs daily. Powerful


Love the documentary…The truth has spoken...

Tear down the wall

Amazing from all angles. A must see for anyone with even a slight interest in the immigration situation between Mexico and Estados Unidos.

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