The conversation around racial bias and legal justice has fervently captured the nation following the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, which makes the upcoming June release of Marc Silver’s documentary “3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets” more timely than ever.
The non-fiction feature recounts the events of Black Friday 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white male, and Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old black teenager, got into a heated argument over the volume of music in the boy’s car. The fight ended with Dunn firing 10 bullets at the vehicle full of unarmed teenagers, three of which hit and killed Davis. Arrested the next day, Dunn claimed he shot in self-defense and a long, controversial journey of unraveling the truth began. Combining exclusive footage from the trial, police interrogation tapes, prison phone recordings and various interviews with Jordan’s parents and those who were at the scene of the crime, Silver tells a powerful story about the devastating effects of racial bias and the search for justice within the judicial system.