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World Policy Screening: Who Is Dayani Cristal?

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 1:00pm

As a promotional partner for Who is Dayani Cristal?World Policy Institute is pleased to offer discounted tickets to select New York City screenings during the film’s US premiere this weekend.
Discounted screenings:
Sunday, April 27: 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm showtimes

At Cinema Village
22 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003

Regular price: 
$11 adults

World Policy discount:
$8 for one ticket
$15 for two tickets 

Discounted tickets must be purchased at the Cinema Village box office using the World Policy coupon HERE.

Please note:

  • You must print and bring this coupon to obtain the discounted admission.
  • The coupon is only valid at Cinema Village for the 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm show times on Sunday, April 27.
  • Seats are first-come first-served.

The film is playing in New York City from Friday April 25 through Tuesday April 29. To purchase regularly priced tickets online and/or view a full schedule of NYC screenings, please visit the Cinema Village website 

About the Film

Deep in the sun-blistered Sonora Desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona 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?
Winner of the Sundance 2013 Cinematography award and nominated in the World Documentary Competition, Who is Dayani Cristal? follows the discovery, identification and repatriation of a migrant found dead under a cicada tree 20 minutes south of Tucson. Gael Garcia Bernal retraces the dead man’s steps along the migrant trail through Central America and Mexico. In an effort to understand this final journey, he embeds himself among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border. He experiences first-hand the dangers they face and learns of their motivations, hopes, and fears as they travel north — giving us a rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate.

The Arts & Policy Incubator

The work of many photographers, visual artists, filmmakers, musicians, poets, and writers deals with the same challenges that keep policy makers up at night. By connecting the creative and policy camps, we can create wider audiences for artists’ work and engage more people in addressing issues like sustainability and human rights. World Policy Institute’s Arts and Policy Incubator brings together artists whose work addresses social challenges with policy thought leaders to find creative ways to reach hearts & minds –and, in turn, activate hands and feet.

A series of articles on World Policy’s Arts-Policy Nexus Blog (and a forthcoming discussion with the producers –stay tuned) explore the ecosystem of global migration issues raised in Who is Dayani Cristal?:




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