Film Society Selection
Life Through a Lens Second of four shows of documentary films
'3½ MINUTES, TEN BULLETS'
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Tuesday 9th August. 7.45pm
Marc Silver, US, 2015, 99 minutes
Cast: Leland Brunson, Angela B Corey, Ron Davis, John Guy
In 2012, teenager Jordan Davis was the victim of a brutal gun crime that shocked the citizens of Jacksonville, Florida. With unprecedented access to everything from police tapes to trial recordings to private phone conversations, this searing documentary is a uniquely compelling real-life legal thriller.
Winner at DepicT! 2015
Director: David Castro González, Spain, 2013, 2 minutes
A man has a panic attack in the street. Why?
The Murder of Jordan Davis occurred on November 23, 2012, at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida, United States over loud music.
Jordan Russell Davis, a 17-year-old high school student, was fatally shot by Michael David Dunn, a 45-year-old software developer from Brevard County who was visiting the city for a wedding. The incident began when Dunn allegedly confronted Davis and his companions, objecting to the volume of the music being played in their vehicle. A verbal argument ensued to which Dunn responded by retrieving a loaded handgun from his car and shooting 10 rounds into the teenagers' car, fatally injuring Jordan Russell Davis. In closing arguments at the first trial, the defense lawyer for Michael Dunn cited the language of Florida's stand-your-ground law. The jury was unable to return a unanimous verdict on a charge of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Jordan Davis; the judge declared a mistrial on that count.
Dunn was convicted, however, on three counts of attempted second-degree murder for firing at three other teenagers who were with Davis and one count of firing into a vehicle. The three other teenagers were not shot.
Dunn faced up to 75 years in prison for the four counts on which he was already convicted.
He was found guilty October 1, 2014, and was sentenced to a mandatory sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole on October 17, 2014,