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A deeply moving doc finds a new way of making the immigration debate personal.
A forceful indictment of the way we do business when it comes to men yearning to breathe free.
Bernal’s experiences become the highlight of the documentary, in ways that are both illuminating and colourful.
“asks whether we should do more to make our society live up to the dreams of migrants”.
Something of an Everyman for millions who dream of a better life.
“Docs Lead the Way… and how did the crew get on top of the notorious train taking migrants northward?”
By the end of the movie we know the answer to the question the title poses, but the trip there is as powerful and graceful as the conclusion.
“a beautiful and tragic first-person perspective on an immigration system that favors law over human life.”
An important film that asks questions that need to be answered
It’s an important documentary for the reason documentaries are important: it puts a human face on a dehumanized issue.
“What Makes For An Effective Documentary… innovative structure paired with facts”
Essential viewing for everyone. This film is an opinion changer, not a policy changer, but one almost always follows the other. Get your tickets now.
It is breathtaking and unbelievable, not to mention exceedingly dangerous. Intimate and illuminating, Who Is Dayani Cristal is a tragic tale, giving very human faces to a growing international problem.
This is highly polished filmmaking at every level, but it’s also indicative of what is still important and truthful about great cinema. And, for that matter, America.
Measured, meditative and scrupulously constructed, alternately sobering and enlightening, Who Is Dayani Cristal? describes a possible, terrible fate experienced by scores of people every year.