I Will Be Murdered

In 2009, a man went cycling knowing he would be killed. He left behind an accusatory video that almost brought the government down.

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Series
Global Voices
Premiere Date
June 15, 2014
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
International

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The Film

In May 2009, Rodrigo Rosenberg, a wealthy, charismatic lawyer went cycling near his home in Guatemala City and was murdered. Nothing unusual, as Guatemala’s murder rate is tragically four times higher than Mexico’s. What was extraordinary is that Rosenberg knew for certain that he was going to be murdered.

Rosenberg’s lover had been murdered a few weeks before. Rosenberg was driven to investigate a case, which he feared would lead to his death. A video he recorded days before he died accused the president of his murder. Uploaded to YouTube, it nearly brought down the government.

A special prosecutor began an investigation: a journey into Rosenberg’s soul and Guatemala’s hell, that after multiple twists and turns, reached a stunning revelation.

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