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3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets

Director: Marc Silver
Year: 2015
Country: USA
Language: English
Runtime: 98’

November 2012. It’s Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, when a group of African American teenagers parks in front of a gas station in Florida, after spending the day hanging out at the local mall. Another car pulls up next to them and the driver, a white middle-aged man, enters a dispute with one of the boys because of the loud music coming from their stereo. 3½ minutes and ten bullets later, one of the boys is dead. Michael Dunn had fired ten bullets at a car full of unarmed teenagers and then fled. Three of those bullets hit 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who died instantly. Arrested the next day, Dunn claimed he shot in self-defense.

Thus began the long journey of unraveling the truth. “3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets” follows that journey, as director Marc Silver reconstructs the night of the murder, revealing the impact on the lives of everyone involved, while exposing gun control, the American judicial system and racial prejudice. Special Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.