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POV Film Screening: 'Presumed Guilty'

"POV: Presumed Guilty" by Roberto Hernández and Geoffrey Smith

About the film:
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. (60:00)

Monday July 12, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.

Contact: 619-236-5818

Location: Central Library, 820 E St., San Diego, CA 92101. Google Map

"Presumed Guilty" airs Tuesday, July 27, 11 p.m. on KPBS TV.

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