Dochouse regularly showcases cutting edge documentaries from around the world, often backing up their monthly screenings with special guests and extras. July is no exception, as the Rich Mix in Shoreditch plays host to director Marc Silver, who will be discussing his fresh-from-Sundance documentary WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? The film looks at the political hot potato issue of illegal immigration into the US from the southern American states, but from the perspective of just one of the many immigrants who tragically die on the way to an imagined better life.
From the Dochouse website:
A man's body is found in the blistering heat of the Arizona desert with the words Dayani Cristal tattooed across his chest. With no identification the tattoo is the only clue to his identity. This area of Arizona, known as the 'Corridor of Death' is now the deadliest crossing point from Mexico into the US. Director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal, embedded with migrants, attempt to retrace the man's steps, travelling across Central America they learn the perils that confront so many seeking a better life.
Who is Dayani Cristal? is the story of one man's attempt at a better life and how one life becomes testimony to the tragic results of the US war on immigration.
Director Marc Silver will join us after the film for a Q&A.
In association with Pulse Films