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9 Jul 2010 | | News

PBS airing Presumed Guilty on July 27

Don't miss Presumed Guilty, a documentary about injustice in the judicial system in Mexico, airing on PBS on July 27. Check local listings for times.

WOLA would like to draw your attention to Presumed Guilty, a documentary airing on PBS on July 27. Check your local listings for exact times.


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. The award-winning Presumed Guilty is the story of two young lawyers and their struggle to free Zúñiga. With no background in film, Roberto Hernández and Layda Negrete set about recording the injustices they were witnessing, enlisting acclaimed director Geoffrey Smith to tell this dramatic story. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.