Bernal will also star in the film, which has received backing from the Channel 4 BRITDOC foundation.
Who Is Dayani Cristal? follows the quest to identify an anonymous body found in the Arizona desert beyond the US-Mexican border, with the only clue being a tattoo reading ‘Dayani Cristal’.
The project, which is due to start shooting this month, has received backing from the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation.
It has come out of cross-platform project Resist, which invites members of the public to build a community and upload their own experiences of resistance against oppression.
Thomas Benski, MD and producer for Pulse said: “It’s fantastic to have the backing of The Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation to ensure that the film is distributed by the right people. Who Is Dayani Cristal? is one of Pulse’s biggest projects to date, and a major foray into feature film which builds on our recent critical successes.”
Jess Search, chief executive of The Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation added: “We are interested in supporting brilliant filmmakers whose work can make a difference. We believe this is going to be a beautiful and moving film with the power to make people think again about immigration policies and their consequences.”