By Ramzi De Coster | Indiewire November 11, 2013 at 3:55PM
Kino Lorber has acquired Marc Silver's feature-length documentary "Who is Dayani Cristal?"
"Who is Dayani Cristal?" follows Gael Garcia Bernal as he traces a migrant worker's footsteps through the Arizona desert before his tragic death. As the film unfolds Bernal witnesses first-hand the unforgiving and often fatal struggles migrant workers face in attempting to reach and find work in the United States.
"It's hard to hold back the tears in this wrenching testament of a film," Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber commented.
In delivering the film's heartfelt social message, Bernal goes as far as to embed with a group of migrant travelers attempting to cross the border. "Who is Dayani Cristal?" won the Sundance 2013 cinematography award and was nominated in the World Documentary Competition. It was also an official selection at the 51st New York Film Festival.
"Who is Dayani Cristal?" is set for a Spring 2014 U.S. theatrical release.