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Download the discussion guide for the documentary Presumed Guilty and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

Presumed Guilty: Discussion Guide

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Presumed Guilty can be used to raise questions about human rights, the effects of a system that is a “justice system” in name only and the role of cameras in the courtroom. It offers important lessons for anyone working to improve a criminal justice system and is a must-see for those involved in Mexico’s legal reform efforts.

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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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