Víctor Rojas: The Lifeguard of Arecibo


He saved hundreds from drowning. No good deed goes unpunished.

Victor Rojas is a small town hero.

He has saved hundreds of souls from drowning in the treacherous waters of his home town. Prominent men befriend him. Women admire him. Little boys want to be like him. His name has even reached across the sea. He has earned medals from the Spanish colonial government and the crowned heads of Europe.

But …

Victor Rojas is a simple man. He is just a sailor. There are men in town who can’t bear to see a man like him celebrated. These men intend to put Victor in his place. Now, the trap is set, and what they meant as a humiliating lesson will soon turn into much more. Victor Rojas is about to learn the price of fame. For him, that price may be a fate worse than death.

Based on a true story, Víctor Rojas is a portrait a man facing his demons in a small town of 19th Century Latin America during the last days of the Spanish Empire.