It has been two-years and some change since the devastating and senseless death of teen Jordan Davis. Davis was shot and killed by now convicted Michael Dunn in a gas station parking lot in Jacksonville for playing loud “thug” music. There is a film that premiered at Sundance 2015 called “3 1/2 Minutes” which is a documentary surrounding the murder of Davis.
The documentary, directed by Marc Silver, uses footage from the court room, interviews from family members and friends of Jordan Davis, and news coverage. Marc Silver’s idea is to show what families weather when losing a loved one to gun violence and the controversy of the “Stand Your Ground” law. The film gives us all the correct information and tools you need to form your own opinion on gun control laws and the issue of race that we are facing in today’s America.
Complex Magazine got the opportunity to sit down and talk to the parents of Jordan Davis, Ron Davis and Lucy MacBeth, as they share their human rights activism and how they play their music a bit louder now-a-days in memory of their son. Check out the interview below along with some snippets of the film.
The film seems to be a very powerful film and looks to definitely shine a bold light on gun violence. You can contribute to the Davis Family’s cause at walkwithjordan.org