Marc Silver's 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets has been nominated for the News and Documentary Emmy Awards in the Outstanding coverage of a current news story: long form category. The film has won awards at various festivals including the Special Jury Prize for Social impact at Sundance Film Festival 2015 and the youth jury award at Sheffield Doc/Fest. Congratulations to the entire team and good luck at the ceremony!
In 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, two lives intersected and were forever altered. On Black Friday in 2012, two cars parked next to each other at a Florida gas station. A white middle-aged male and a black teenager exchanged angry words over the volume of the music in the boy's car. A gun entered the exchange, and one of them was left dead.Michael Dunn fired ten bullets at a car full of unarmed teenagers and then fled. Three of those bullets hit 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who died at the scene. Arrested the next day, Dunn claimed he shot in self-defense. Thus began the long journey of unraveling the truth. 3½ Minutes follows that journey, reconstructing the night of the murder and revealing how hidden racial prejudice can result in tragedy.