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by Marc Silver


August 3, 2010, Pima County, Arizona—Deep in the sun-blistered Sonora desert beneath a cicada tree, 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?

international title: Who Is Dayani Cristal?
original title: Who Is Dayani Cristal?
country: United Kingdom, Mexico
year: 2012
genre: documentary
directed by: Marc Silver
film run: 80'
screenplay: Mark Monroe
cast: Gael García Bernal
cinematography by: Marc Silver, Pau Esteve Birba
film editing: Martin Singer, James Smith-Rewse
music: Leo Heiblum, Jacobo Lieberman
producer: Thomas Benski, Gael García Bernal, Lucas Ochoa, Marc Silver
production: Pulse Films, Canana Films/Mexico City
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