3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

Marc Silver

United States 2015, 98 min.

Documentary

Spoken language: English

Festival year: 2016

Electrifying documentary thriller about Afro-Americanteenager Jordan Davis who is shot dead after a discussion about his loud music.The filmmakers reconstruct the events with interviews, phone conversations andhome video's, resulting in a collage on the huge divide in the United Stateswith regard to gun ownership and racism.

Synopsis

November 23, 2012. 45-year old Michael Dunn reprimands17-year-old Jordan Davis and his friends about their loud music in a gasstation parking lot. The argument escalates, Dunn allegedly feels threatenedand fires ten shots. This story of a white male murdering an African-Americanteen gives rise to many questions. In court, Dunn testifies that he saw aweapon during the confrontation. This leads to two takes on the shooting:either Dunn acted in self-defence, or he is a hotheaded racist.

Attempting to uncover the truth, filmmaker Marc Silverintersperses courtroom footage with a plethora of background materialrepresenting both parties. A conversation with Davis' parents at their kitchentable alternates with Dunn's collect calls from prison. 911 recordings fromthat fateful day serve as the voice-over for footage of the crime scene,including closed-circuit TV footage from the gas station. We even get to watchDunn's police interrogation. The two versions of what happened increasinglyintertwine, resulting in a collage on the huge divide in the US on guns,vigilantism and racism.

Official website: http://www.3andahalfminutes.com

Credits

Productions:

Motto Pictures

info@mottopictures.com

+1 7184142628

www.mottopictures.com

World sales:

Dogwoof

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+44207253 6244

www.dogwoof.com

Talkshows & debates

3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets: Q&A with Bart Stapert

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 14:45

Q&A with international criminal lawyer Bart Stapert about the film and about the American right to self-defence.

3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets: Q&A with Victor Vlam

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 16:30

Q&A with America expert Victor Vlam

3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets: Q&A with Bart Stapert

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 14:00

Q&A with international criminal lawyer Bart Stapert about the film and about the American right to self-defence.