The day after Thanksgiving 2012, four male African-American teenagersin Florida pull into a gas station for cigarettes and gum, but a47-year-old white man in the car parked next to them outside objects totheir loud music. Michael Dunn later says in his testimony that hethought one of the boys, Jordan Davis, had a firearm and he perceived athreat on his life, resulting in a shooting that left 17-year-old Davisdead. Most likely, what really set Dunn off was the disrespect shownfrom a teenager towards a middle-aged man...a generation-gap problemthat has existed since the dawn of civilization. The director of thisemotional documentary, Marc Silver, takes the racial aspect of the caseand builds and edits his film around it. We see Jordan's parentsgrieving his loss, we see his mother praying and worshipping andsetting up a tiny cross in the sand on the beach, but hardly any timeis spent on Dunn's fiancée (who comes across as an honest, interestingwoman in court)--we don't even get her reactions after the verdicts areread. Silver wants to keeps a stirred pot boiling, and he isn'tfascinated enough in the case as a whole to be completely objective(he's convicted Dunn already). The verdicts in both trials (this aresult of a mistrial called on one of the counts, which was thenretried off-camera) are fair, based on the actions of a man who wasdemanding respect by force. Dunn's motivations in that split-secondwhen he took out his gun aren't probed in depth; Silver wants to revealDunn as a liar (which is true) and as a man with racist attitudes(which is debatable). When you come out of a documentary with morequestions than answers, perhaps the film hasn't done a succinct enoughjob examining the central situation. We understand that Jordan's familyis devastated, that he was a solid young man just out for a good timewith his buddies (each shown to be completely innocent of malice). Thetrial judge says, "There are no winners or losers here," though, sadly,I don't think anyone heard him. **1/2 from ****
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Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving November 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at the mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music ...
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Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving November 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at the mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music blaring, one boy exits the car and enters the store, a quick stop for a soda and a pack of gum. A man and a woman pull up next to the boys in the station, making a stop for a bottle of wine. The woman enters the store and an argument breaks out when the driver of the second car asks the boys to turn the music down. 3 1/2 minutes and ten bullets later, one of the boys is dead. 3 1/2 MINUTES dissects the aftermath of this fatal encounter.
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Reviewed bymoonspinner55Vote: 6/10/10
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In November 2012, a group of black teenagers drove into a conveniencestore parking lot in their red SUV to buy some cigarettes and gum.Whilst one of them had gone to get what they wanted, another car pulledalongside theirs and the driver, Michael Dunn, asked them to turn theirmusic down. The driver complied, but Jordan Davis, a backseatpassenger, kicked up a fuss and turned it back up. This lead to averbal altercation between him and Dunn, which escalated into Dunnfiring ten shots at their vehicle as it sped away, leaving Jordan dead.As the trial of Dunn plays out in the courtroom, and the verdict drawsnear, racial tensions in the US rest on a knife edge.
In multi racial, gun happy America, a breeding ground has been servedup for conflicting cultures to collide and for tragic outcomes toensue. The case of Trayvon Martin a short while ago caused a nationaloutcry at the time, but here, a similar case in the shape of JordanDavis is documented, another casualty of the gun culture. The statewhere the incident took place, Florida, currently operates the 'StandYour Ground' law, that allows a gun owner to operate their weapon ininstances where they even perceive a threat, which this filmscrutinises.
Filmed in a crisp, pristine picture, the film sacrifices talking headperspectives for a straight out real life presentation of Dunn's trialin court (not legal as far as I was aware?) While this takes up most ofthe film space, it's the outside elements that give it its strikingtouches, with Dunn's phone conversations with his fiancé playing outover silent, eerie overhead shots of passing traffic with the sounddrowned out, as well as the pain and loss of Jordan's parents. His moremiddle class background and upbringing is the most uneasy conflict withthe stereotype his image presents, and its his friends, who all seem towant to break into the rap scene, who serve to challenge thepredetermined mentality many may have of them, with 'thug' being thenew n word, as one of them laments.
This documents a tragic human drama, from which no winners emerged, butfrom which important questions were raised and vital steps weresuggested to put things right. ****
First, let me say, I can not give this a "10", though as well presentedas possible, it's just too tragic in its content to "whoop!" withjoyous "10's". And, reading the two previous reviews to mine and seeinghow less than half of those who voted gave their approval or support ofthese reviews, speaks further volumes of hate. That in itself isdisgusting, and I believe represents a "hate". Sorry, but I'm guilty ofnot remembering this incident. There have been far too many in the last8, 9, 10...who knows, maybe forever, years! I myself have thought,"that is not even music"; "I hate that crap"; "that crap noise isfilled with hate and violence". I, like I'm sure, many Americans havethought, "what thugs". Then would any one think Justin Beiber is athug?! NO! He's too white and too pretty. I just watched this 3 1/2Minutes, two days after Thanksgiving. I'm only thankful to now be fullyaware of this, yet again, horrible crime and the evidence andbackgrounds shared in the presentation. However, I did agree andappreciate the 2nd trial results, as that is the result I would havegiven as a (white)juror. But I am so sorry for that mother, father,families and the other 3 young men. And so many others who havesuffered the same hate crimes. And sometimes it has surely been blackagainst white victims. We seem to have an abundance of hate goingaround the entire world and infecting young and old minds alike. Justsad. SAD! Sad! I am SO SORRY! There really is very little empathy leftin this world, mine or yours!! I see it all around me. It's not a worldmy daddy brought me up in. He would not believe today's world. Back inmy childhood, yes, we said "colored people". But we didn't mean it inany "less than" or hateful way. In fact, my dad taught it to me withlove and respect. For all people. So much so, that I felt so much"sorry" for blacks, at a young age. I don't believe in prayer thatmuch, but I watch Jordan's mother, and father, in this story, and itmakes me want to pray. To pray for people's hearts to not be sohateful. For children to be able to grow up. For children to not needto become violent. For everyone to have the opportunity to learn and towork and provide a life for themselves and their family. I pray forbetter days to come. Please Lord, hear our plea!