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As informative, revealing, and occasionally poignant as some of the unearthed revelations are, the doc is ultimately hampered by a level of self-congratulation that nearly undoes its effectiveness as an activist polemic.
Immigration has been a hot-button subject matter for film, especially the kind of doc films that play at Sundance, for years. The problem with Who is Dayani Cristal? is that it simply doesn't add enough to the conversation to make it memorable.
There's a really good documentary in Who Is Dayani Cristal?, or perhaps there is a strong narrative if they focused on it, but given the problematic nature of the narrative segments, I'm going to go with the documentary portion.
With its compellingly multifaceted approach, its earnest compassion and a celebrity presence in the form of the actor Gael García Bernal, the documentary could be enlisted in the perennial battle over immigration law.
This doc attempts to put a human face on the statistics, not only following the grisly day-to-day of American officials dealing with the bodies, but also exploring the dead man's rural Honduran background.
A heart-wrenching documentary that reenacts the journey of a Honduras migrant who died in the Arizona desert and the compassionate actions of those who identified his body and provided closure for his family.