Monday, 20 November 2017

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"Who is Dayani Cristal", by Marc Silver

19 June, 18:30, Goethe Institute

Runtime: 85'

WIDC-Berlin-Poster-webDeep in the sun-blistered Sonora desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona border police discover a decomposing male body. Lifting a tattered T-shirt, they expose a tattoo that reads “Dayani Cristal”. Who is this person? What brought him here? How did he die? And who—or what—is Dayani Cristal? Following a team of dedicated staff from the Pima County Morgue in Arizona, director Marc Silver seeks to answer these questions and give this 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.

With special guest:

  • Adam Agabeldour Alhadi, Human Rights Activist
  • Pascal Reyntjens, Chief of Mission, IOM Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Annabelle Roig-Granjon, Senior External Relations Officer, UNHCR


The film is in English



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