Screening: Presumed Guilty

Directed by Roberto Hernández and Geoffrey Smith (Mexico, 2009)

Film Screening and Director's Talk

April 7, 2015

Director's talk with Roberto Hernández of "Presumed Guilty"


This Emmy Award-winning documentary is a taut exposé of Mexico’s dysfunctional criminal courts. “Presumed Guilty” follows a young man wrongfully convicted of homicide as he pursues justice in a system where guilt is presumed and there is a 95 percent conviction rate. 87 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

Event Description

The film will be followed by a discussion with Roberto Hernández.


Roberto Hernández is a Mexican lawyer, Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, and policy analyst. His film “Presunto Culpable” has broken every documentary box office record in Mexico.

“a compelling tale of corruption and sloth” —John Anderson, Variety