PRESUMED GUILTY

By Geoffrey SMITH, Roberto HERNÁNDEZ

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Documentary - Completed 2009


    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • MEXICO
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Geoffrey SMITH, Roberto HERNÁNDEZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Layda NEGRETE, Martha SOSA, Roberto HERNÁNDEZ
    • Synopsis
    • In the Mexican penal system, one is guilty until proven innocent. This leads to a very uncomfortable reality: prisons full of people serving time for crimes they didn't commit. Presumed Guilty narrates the story of José Antonio Zúñiga Rodriguez, nicknamed Toño, who was mistakenly accused of murder and condemned to twenty years in jail for being poor and in the wrong place at the wrong time. His case would have been one of many unfortunate stories, but lawyers Roberto Hernández and Layda Negrete decided to get involved and publicize the injustice.
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