I Will Be Murdered

A murder story, a love story and a thriller.

In May 2009, Rodrigo Rosenberg, a wealthy, charismatic lawyer went cycling near his home in Guatemala City and was murdered. Nothing unusual there: Guatemala has a murder rate four times higher than Mexico’s, worse in fact than Iraq’s for civilians during the war. What was extraordinary is that Rosenberg knew, for certain, he was about to be killed.

Rosenberg’s lover had been murdered a few weeks before. He was driven to investigate things, he told his friends, that would inevitably 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.

There began a brilliant investigation, a journey into Rosenberg’s soul and Guatemala’s hell, that after multiple twists and turns, reached a stunning conclusion…


  • Year: 2013
  • Duration: 90 & 52 MINS
  • Production: JWP
  • Director: Justin Webster
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA, ESP
  • Country of production: Spain



  • Best documentary feature at Tallgrass Film Festival; Special mention by the international jury of the New Filmmakers Competition section at Sao Paulo International Awards: Film Festival; Premio Coral (Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano) for best documentary about Latin America by a non latin-american director; Best Director at FICCI in Colombia Starz Denver – Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano – Chicago International Film Festival – Antenna festival – Lakino Film festival in Berlin – Berlin International Literature Festival – HotDocs – Guadalajara – Festival de Cine de Lima – Documenta Madrid – Traverse City – Memoria Verdad Justicia – EIDF International Documentary Film Festival – Guanajuato International Film Festival – Festival internacional de cine independiente de Pozos - La Pelicula - Havana Film Festival New York - Cartagena International Film Festival - IMPACT - Berkshire International Film festival

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