Who is Dayani Cristal?
The Sunscreen Film Festival, the longest running mainstream film festival in Tampa Bay presents a special Immigration Program as part of the 12th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival, co-sponsored by Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown, the League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area, and Yakzan Law PLLC.
In the blistering Sonoran desert, Arizona border police discover a decomposing male body. Lifting a tattered t-shirt, they expose a tattoo that reads “Dayani Cristal.” In an attempt to discover who this person was, why they died, and who/what was “Dayani Cristal” the documentary team Director Marc Silver and actor/activist Gael Garcia Bernal follow the migrant trail from Central America to the United States embedding themselves with migrant travelers making their own way north. In the process, we are given rare insight into the human stories behind immigration, the dangers they face, their motivations, hopes, and fears.
Who is Dayani Cristal? is the winner of the Sundance 2013 Cinematography award and nominated for the World Documentary Competition.
Includes a special pre-screening of I Look Ahead (13 min short) followed by a Special Post Film Discussion with Human Rights Lawyer Azadeh Shahshahani.