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In a Mexican courtroom, a lawyer questions a police detective about a murder case.

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A man falsely convicted of murdered is allowed a retrial.

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A young man is arrested on the streets of Mexico City without knowing why.

Filmmaker Interviews

Roberto Hernández and Layda Negrete talk about making the film and being "lawyers with cameras."


Imagine being picked up off the street, told you have committed a murder you know nothing about and then finding yourself sentenced to 20 years in jail. In December 2005 this happened to Toño Zúñiga in Mexico City and, like thousands of other innocent people, he was wrongfully imprisoned.

  • Updated on March 25, 2015

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Film Information

Presumed Guilty (60 min.)

Premiere Date: July 27, 2010

Encore Broadcast Date: Aug. 23, 2012

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmakers: Roberto Hernández, Layda Negrete, Geoffrey Smith Bio | Interview

Press: Press Release | Fact Sheet


Roberto Hernández
Roberto Hernández
Layda Negrete
Layda Negrete
Geoffrey Smith
Geoffrey Smith

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Critical Acclaim

A nightmarish journey into Mexico's legal system that seems lifted from the pages of Franz Kafka...”

Wall Street Journal

A compelling human story of righteous indignation, heroism, and international importance...”


Escenas del infierno de un sistema donde el peso de la justicia no radica en la investigación…Sin embargo, el ojo de la cámara puede modificar el curso de la historia que registra...”

— Mexico City Reforma

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