Who is Dayani Cristal?

The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border.

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Overview

The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border.

About

Marc Silver
Marc Silver

Marc Silver is an independent filmmaker, director of photography and creative producer whose diverse range of films focus on social and human rights issues across the world.

Marc’s portfolio includes the Amnesty International produced short film “A Life on Hold” about 17-year-old Libyan refugee Omar, Channel 4 documentary “Burning Man: Chaos or Community” and “The Torch”, a recent short about his hometown of London revealing the impact of the London riots and the Olympics on those who live in one of the poorest UK neighbourhoods.

Marc’s emotive and often highly provocative films paint an intimate portrait of the individual within the wider context of some of the most contentious social issues. He has created content for the BBC, Channel 4, Universal Music, The Guardian, Amnesty International, UNHCR, and The Global Fund and collaborated with artists such as Nitin Sawhney, Michael Nyman, Jamie Cullum, Ben Okri, Matthew Herbert and Cirque Du Soleil.

Marc will enjoy his directorial debut at Sundance with his first feature film, Who Is Dayani Cristal?, partnering with long time collaborator Gael García Bernal and producers Thomas Benski and Lucas Ochoa from Pulse Films.

Marc is currently developing a new feature-length documentary about the profound effects of drinking ayahuasca, a powerful psychedelic brew made by Amazonian shamans.

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Who Is Dayani Cristal?

01: Who Is Dayani Cristal?

The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border.

89 min