I Will Be Murdered
Showings
Wichita Scottish Rite CenterFri, Oct 18, 2013 9:15 AM - Fri, Oct 18, 2013 11:15 AM Event Date Passed
 
Wichita Scottish Rite CenterSat, Oct 19, 2013 9:15 AM - Sat, Oct 19, 2013 11:15 AM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Section:Feature
Release Year:2013
Runtime:90 min
Genre:Documentary
Production Country:UK
Spain
Website:http://www.iwillbemurdered.com/en/film
Social Media
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/sereasesinado?ref=hl
Twitter:twitter.com/IWillBeMurdered
Cast/Crew
Director:Justin Webster
Description

Rodrigo Rosenberg, a well-to-do lawyer from Guatemala's elite, went out cycling one Sunday morning and was found dead hours later, shot to death by hit men. Days before he had recorded a video foretelling his own murder at the hands of the country's president, a film that quickly went viral and led to a national crisis. "Guatemalans, now is the time," had said Rosenberg in the recording, rallying massive demonstrations and protests in favor of justice and against then president Álvaro Colom even after his funeral. With streets and squares filled with banners calling for his resignation, Colom called in help from the UN-formed commission against impunity, the CICIG, and high-profile Spanish attorney Carlos Castresana. The investigation of the Rosenberg case proved a complicated affair in one of the most violent places in the world, where drive-by shootings, kidnappings, and impunity have been the norm, unremitting shock waves following the bloody civil war that ravaged Guatemala 13

 

Free Friday films are offered for students, teachers and seniors on this film. Please go directly to the venue with valid ID. Seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis.

Additional Information

Shorts before feature: We Can’t Help You, d. Alan Scott Neal  and Brad Land (USA, 2013)

 

World Cinema sponsored by FIAT of Wichita

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