3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets

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7:00 PM, Friday, April 1, 2016
Location: Wallingford, Seattle, WA (click for map)

In 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, two lives intersected and were forever altered. On Black Friday 2012, two cars parked next to each other at a Florida gas station. A white middle-aged male and a black teenager exchanged angry words over the volume of the music in the boy’s car. A gun entered the exchange, and one of them was left dead. Michael Dunn fired 10 bullets at a car full of unarmed teenagers and then fled. Three of those bullets hit 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who died at the scene. Arrested the next day, Dunn claimed he shot in self-defense. Thus began the long journey of unraveling the truth. 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets follows that journey, reconstructing the night of the murder and revealing how hidden racial prejudice can result in tragedy.
—For Jordan’s father Ron, taking part in the film was both indescribably grueling, but also a powerful message to troubled characters across communities that, in his words, “there’s absolutely nothing wrong with de-escalating a volatile situation, and returning home to your family”. He tells HuffPostUK: “We live in a shoot first society in the US with troubling consequences.”

“The film’s message is, the decisions you make in a short amount of time may cost you your freedom or even death.”

For director Marc Silver, there is another underlying theme to the film which, he says, invites viewers to examine their own sense of racism, which may even lie in their subconscious. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Jordan_Davis

Release Year: 2015

Running Time: 1 hr 38 min

Director: Marc Silver

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