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Thursday, September 25, 5:00-7:00pm

Film Screening: Who is Dayani Cristal? (2013), directed by Marc Silver, starring Gael García Bernal

Location: Screening Room, 112 Center for the Arts, UB North Campus

Introduction: Dr. Tanya Shilina-Conte, UB Department of Media Study

Post-screening Discussion: Professor Joseph Conte, UB Department of English

Free and open to the public

Synopsis: August 3, 2010, Pima County, Arizona. Deep in the sun-blistered Sonora desert, 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? Marc Silver’s masterful documentary assembles the answers to these questions using beautifully realized dramatic sequences with famed actor Gael García Bernal. Who Is Dayani Cristal? tells the story of one migrant who found himself in that deadly stretch of desert known as “the corridor of death” and how one life becomes testimony to the tragic results of the U.S. war on immigration.

Who Is Dayani Cristal?

Who Is Dayani Cristal?