3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets
  • Year2015
  • Duration98 min

It became known in America as the "loud music trial". In an encounter which lasted a scant three and a half minutes, a middle aged white man named Mike Dunn repeatedly fired into a car of unarmed black teenagers, after they refused to turn down their rap music, killing 17 year old Jordan Davis. Now the case has come to trial, and the nation is watching. Dunn's attorney is using Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law to argue self defence. In the wake of the Trayvon Martin case, in which a white man walked free in Florida after gunning down an unarmed teenager, tensions are running high. Director Marc Silver skilfully weaves a compelling narrative through beautifully shot courtroom scenes, interviews with the victim's parents and friends, and shocking telephone conversations between incarcerated Dunn and his distraught fiancee. A riveting look at a flawed legal system in a country where race relations are balanced on a knife's edge.

Carol Nahra

  • Director(s): Marc Silver
  • Producer(s): Carolyn Hepburn, Minette Nelson
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Format: dcp
  • Premiere status: World Premiere
Director Filmography
When Loud Music Turned Deadly
2014
Democracy Now!
2013
Who is Dayani Cristal?
2013
Los Invisibles
2010
The Leech and the Earthworm
2003
Credits
Executive Producer(s):
Orlando Bagwell, Bonni Cohen, Julie Goldman, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, David Eckles
Editor(s):
Emiliano Battista
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