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Who is Dayani Cristal? -- An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. The search for identity leads us back across a continent to seek out the people left behind and the meaning of a mysterious tattoo.

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Following the path of a migrant into the desert of Arizona See more (1 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Gael García Bernal ... Himself
Charles Harding ... Himself
Lorena Ivón Ton Quevedo ... Herself
Alejandro Solalinde ... Himself (as Father Alejandro Solalinde)
Robin Reineke ... Herself
Bruce Anderson ... Himself (as Dr. Bruce Anderson)
Rafaela Martínez ... Herself
Kenia Yadina Cruz Rivas ... Herself
Delver Antonio Sandres Turcio ... Himself
Cristóbal Sandres ... Himself
Astrid Kaemper ... Herself
Bianca Micheletti ... Herself
Luis Alexis Martínez Escato ... Himself
George Economidis ... Himself
Arnoldo Camacho Vázquez ... Himself
Alsi Alvarado Castro ... Himself
Ana Griselda Alvarado ... Herself
Andrea Sánchez ... Herself
Arminda Lemus ... Herself
Arnoldo Flores Agustín ... Himself
Barrabás ... Himself
Deysy Paredes ... Herself
Fredy Orlando ... Himself
Gabriela Galván ... Herself
Israel Ramírez ... Himself
Jacobo Escobar ... Himself
Joel Sánchez Rosales ... Himself
Jorge Carlos Borrayo Alvarado ... Himself
José Juan Amador Rivero ... Himself
Juan José Juárez ... Himself
Julia Sánchez ... Herself
Manuel Espinoza ... Himself
Rosalba Navarrete Rodríguez ... Herself
Rubén Elvira ... Himself
Walter Eduardo Mejía ... Himself
Dayani Cristal Sandres ... Herself

Directed by
Marc Silver 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark Monroe 

Produced by
Thomas Benski .... producer
Marisa Clifford .... line producer
Dan Cogan .... executive producer
Gael García Bernal .... producer
Lilly Hartley .... executive producer
Arran Igoe .... associate producer
Kurban Kassam .... line producer
Teddy Leifer .... executive producer
Niamh McGregor .... post production producer
Marta Núñez Puerto .... associate producer
Lucas Ochoa .... producer
Arturo Sampson .... line producer: Mexico
Jess Search .... executive producer
Marc Silver .... executive producer
Jeffrey Tarrant .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Leonardo Heiblum 
Jacobo Lieberman 
 
Cinematography by
Pau Esteve Birba  (as Pau Esteve)
Marc Silver (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Martin Singer 
James Smith-Rewse 
 
Production Management
Rebecca Sykes .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jorge Curioca .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Byron Bullock .... sound effects editor
Pete Burgis .... foley artist
Doug Cooper .... re-recording mixer
Nick Del-Molino .... mix technician (as Nick Del Molino)
Enos Desjardins .... sound effects editor
Dominique Devoucoux .... director of sound services
Jorge Juarez Horta .... sound mixer
Joe Maher .... mix assistant
Mary Marcher .... sound assistant
Valerio Secondini .... foley editor
Vanesa Lorena Tate .... sound designer
Vanesa Lorena Tate .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Martin Karlsson .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Kent .... director of photography: helicopter
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Luciana Garcia de Alamo .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
James Bamford .... colorist
Kim Gaster .... additional editor
James Mortner .... on-line editor
Miguel Schverdfinger .... additional editor
 
Location Management
Fyfe Nelson .... locations: church
 
Music Department
Amy Ashworth .... music consultant
Tamara Ciriza .... music assistant
Aarón Cruz .... musician
Leonardo Heiblum .... music mix
Jacobo Lieberman .... musician
Emiliano Motta .... musician
Claudio Naranjos Vega .... musician
Freddy Naranjos Vega .... musician
Luis Yanez .... additional engineer
 
Other crew
Alvaro Isaias Alvarez .... logistics
David Ashley .... head of technology: Pulse Films
Amy Augustino .... assistant to Dan Cogan
Dulce Banegas .... translation
Claire Bernard .... production assistant
Allen Bleza .... production accountant
Karen Bonilla .... translation
Lorena Candano .... production accountant
Jess Colquhoun .... production runner
Veronica Daccarett .... translation
Empire Design .... designer: title sequence
Carlo Dusi .... Business Affairs Consultant: Silverlining Films
Kook Ewo .... creative director: title sequence
Kook Ewo .... title sequence: creative director
Tobias Garnett .... transcription
Thomas Gibbons .... production runner
Maria Gomez .... transcription
Daniel Greishofer .... technical assistant: Pulse Films
Jesias Hernandez .... translation
Sariel Heseltine .... translation
Matt Houghton .... technical assistant: Pulse Films
David John .... production assistant
Kurban Kassam .... post production supervisor
Kulwinder Kaur .... production accountant
Kelsey Koenig .... assistant: Dan Cogan
Rebecca Laliberte .... transcription
Patrick Lombardo .... assistant: Lilly Hartley
James Lovick .... technical assistant: Pulse Films
Karl Mark .... tattooist: title sequence
Jo Milner .... production assistant
Isaac Montecillo .... production assistant
Jack Morrow .... transcription
Sarah Mortimer .... transcription
Josh O'Brien .... technical assistant: Pulse Films
Owen O'Sullivan .... technical assistant: Pulse Films
Ore Okonedo .... production assistant
Nicolas Perewozi .... logistics
Annabelle Petit .... makeup artist: title sequence
Daiana Pickin .... transcription
Jack Preston .... technical assistant: Pulse Films
Mario David Ramos .... logistics
Kim Roden .... production assistant
Gerardo Romero .... tattooist: title sequence
Mar Sanchez .... transcription
Sam Sniderman .... head of commercial affairs: Pulse Films
Sergio Torres .... transcription
Anna Whiteley .... production runner
Diana Zabala .... translation
 
Thanks
Max Pugh .... thanks
 

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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Following the path of a migrant into the desert of Arizona, 2 July 2014
Author: johnnybird from Kenwood, California

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Who is Dayani Cristal? is a mystery inquiry pursued on two levels. The film makers follow the Pima County sheriff's department and medical examiner's office as they first discover and then seek to identify the body of a young man found in the desert, 'only twenty minutes drive from the city of Tucson' - a search that involves eventually at least one foreign consulate. The other line of inquiry is into who this person might have been when they were alive, where they came from, what their aspirations were, and why they would leave home, risk riding the rails the length of Mexico and crossing the desert of northern Sonora. This second inquiry is accomplished by the film maker following the possible route of a migrant - and putting us into that person's shoes. As we follow the actor on his way north, we see from up close real people on the migrant path, finding hospitality in unexpected places, and sometimes losing their way. The two strands of the mystery come together at the end ...

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