By Anthony Kaufman | ReelPolitik December 8, 2011 at 11:00AM
One of the biggest box office success stories of the year, south of the border, was the release of "Presumed Guilty," a scathing indictment of the Mexican justice system that debuted on POV in the U.S. last year. According to an annual industry report, the film -- directed by lawyer-turned-filmmaker Roberto Hernandez -- became the third highest-grossing Mexican film of the year (at $6.33 million), just below Warner Bros's animated kids film "Top Cat" and a comic crime film called "Saving Private Perez." What's more, it bested Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" to become the highest-grossing documentary ever in Mexico.
Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times reported on the film, in a detailed article about Antonio Zuniga, a man convicted twice by the same judge, and sentenced to 20 years in prison, even though investigators were discredited and a witness recanted his testimony.