Political assassination and violence in Guatemala is the focus of I Will Be Murdered, the documentary behind the predicted death of Rodrigo Marzano. After publicly declaring he would be murdered by the government, the story of Marzano’s death and life is shared here with clips and an interview with director Justin Webster, of FC Barcelona Confidential and more, in this long form look at his latest work on BYOD.
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Following a degree in classics from Cambridge University, Justin Webster made a brief foray into the world of finance before switching over, for good, to journalism in 1989. Specializing in narrative journalism, he’s written for The Independent Magazine, Granta, The New Statesman, The Boston Globe Magazine, and El País Semanal, as well as reporting for BBC News, Reuters Reports, APTN, and others. Webster settled in Barcelona in 1991, created JWP in 1996, and since then has directed a string of feature-length documentaries including Convict the Judge, The Madrid Connection,Photographing the Exodus, and FC Barcelona Confidential, all of which have received various awards. Armed with a firm commitment to uncovering the truth, crystallized through years of reporting experience, Webster’s real passion is figuring out the best way to tell — simply put — a good story.
00:01 Welcome to BYOD.
00:30 Introducing Justin Webster.
01:50 Speaking from home in Barcelona.
02:58 Learning of the story through Storyville.
03:55 I WILL BE MURDERED, opening.
05:53 Filming the events and investigating the murder where 98% go unsolved.
09:10 I WILL BE MURDERED, clip-Meeting Carlos.
12:56 Going “to the heart of Guatemala’s hell.”
18:40 I WILL BE MURDERED, clip-Guatemala reacts to the video.
21:49 Difficulties of filming in Guatemala.
26:58 I WILL BE MURDERED, clip.
30:15 Did you feel you got to the bottom of why he was murdered?
32:46 Violence and the issue of security in Guatemala.
35:50 Filming reenactments.
41:40 Seeing the film and following it.
44:14 I WILL BE MURDERED, clip.