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Duel with the Devil

Homicide and Justice in Guatemala


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Steven HuntSteven Hunt

Producer, Director, Editor, Camera

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Fred Yackman

Fred Yackman

Producer, Director, Writer

Fred’s credits include winner of the Docu-Drama Category for the International Law Enforcement Association Awards. He has created and written three television series, as well as two one hour documentaries for Canadian and American broadcasters.

Adelma Bercián

Adelma Bercián

Story Producer – Guatemala

Adelma is a former correspondent with Spanish language CNN. She has also worked for Televisión Española, Associated Press Television, BBC, CBS News and The History Channel Canada.Guatemala Daily.

Marco Tulio Trejo

Marco Tulio Trejo

Story Producer – Guatemala

Marco is a former crime and justice reporter at a

This video production is a provocative story that follows homicide detectives through the streets of Guatemala City in an attempt to improve that nation’s dismal yearly rate of convictions – less than 15 out of 5,000 murders.

Guatemala is a country in the grip of perpetual violence.

Since the overthrow of the government by the CIA in the early 1950’s injustice, human rights abuses and murder have become the norm in Guatemalan society. But the level of violence has now reached a level equal to the violence during the armed conflict.

In 2004, there were more than 5,300 murders but less than 15 convictions.

In the eyes of Guatemalans, the justice system is associated with fear, mistrust and intimidation. Now an elite group of Guatemalan prosecutors and homicide detectives are trying to change this with an assault against the cabal of evil.

Armed with forensic training from the RCMP, they are setting out to fundamentally change the judicial system.

Video Production follows RCMP

Duel With The Devil is a documentary video production that follows a special homicide task force, including members of the

RCMP,  as they tackle the thousands of homicides that occur every year.

But it is also a human story about individuals who confront violence on a daily basis and risk their lives – just by seeking justice.

Duel With The Devil has access to areas rarely seen, even by Guatemalans, and we meet both victims and the perpetrators.