Free screening of documentary, “Who is Dayani Cristal?”

The El Zócalo Immigrant Resource Center will present a free screening of the new immigration documentary, “Who is Dayani Cristal?” with a short discussion afterwards at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at the Ron Robinson Theater in the River Market District in downtown Little Rock.

Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for El Zócalo Immigrant Resource Center.

Presented by the Arkansas Times, El Zócalo, Arkansas Coalition for Peace & Justice (ACPJ), and the Conyers Institute of Public Policy.


The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border, providing rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate. The film is in English. There is some Spanish dialogue with English subtitles.

ESPAÑOL: Proyección del documental sobre inmigración: “Who is Dayani Cristal?” con una corta plática despúes.

Admisión gratis. Se aceptan donativos para El Zócalo Centro de Recursos para Inmigrantes.

RESUMEN: El documental narra la historia de un inmigrante quien murió mientras cruzaba el desierto de Sonora en Arizona. La película sigue a Bernal mientras viaja por Honduras a través de México para cruzar la frontera estadounidense – un viaje que fue inspirado después de que oficiales de la patrulla fronteriza encontraron el cuerpo descompuesto de un inmigrante en Arizona hace cuatro años con un tatuaje que leía “Dayani Cristal.” La mayoría de la película es en inglés, pero hay algunos diálogos en español.

Presentado por Arkansas Times, El Zócalo Centro de Recursos para Inmigrantes, Arkansas Coalition for Peace & Justice (ACPJ), and Conyers Institute of Public Policy.

(Information and Spanish translation courtesy of El Zócalo Immigrant Resource Center Facebook page.)

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