Here some of the shots I had the chance to document of one of the scenes of this wonderful film.
Presumed Guilty (Spanish title: Presunto Culpable) shows the attempt by two young Mexican attorneys to exonerate a wrongly convicted man by making a documentary. In the process, they expose a judicial system that presumes suspects guilty until proven innocent.
Two lawyers struggle to free a man, Antonio Zúñiga, who has been wrongly convicted by the Mexican judicial system. Zúñiga was arrested on charges of murder and convicted largely on the testimony of one man. However, the man was a close relative of the victim who had no firmevidence against Zúñiga, while the accused produced several witnesses able to place him far from the scene of the crime at the time of the murder. Despite this, Zúñiga was found guilty, and when lawyers Roberto Hernández and Layda Negrete learned about his case, they agreed to help him. After it was revealed that the lawyer appointed to represent Zúñiga did not have a valid license to practice law, authorities grudgingly agreed to a new trial, but with the same judge presiding. This judge showed little interest in evidence that Zúñiga was falsely convicted. Battling an arrogant judge, uncooperative witnesses and a legal system riddled with corruption, Hernández and Negrete found that it was easy to prove Zúñiga's innocence, but hard to get the authorities to acknowledge this fact.
We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it, and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium.