3 ½ Minutes – A Documentary Film About The Death Of Jordan Davis
At Sundance, the premier independent film festival, the documentary titled 3 ½ Minutes will take the screen in Utah. Minette Nelson wanted to document a story that would continue the discussion on race and gun violence with a focus on Florida, but she wanted a story that was not as well-known as the Trayvon Martin story. Her son told her about Jordan Davis. She read everything she could about the killing and mailed Ron Davis, Jordan’s father, in April 2013.
“My letter stated that I felt that Jordan’s case could be exemplary of what is wrong with post-racial society in America and that Jordan was no different from my son. Thirdly, that if there had been no gun in the equation, Jordan would’ve gone home safely to his bed that night.”
The 2013 festival’s award for best cinematography went to Marc Silver for the film, “Who Is Dayani Cristal?” Marc Singer directed “3 ½ Minutes.” He has a promotion for the film on his website.
Jordan’s parents, Ron Davis and Lucia McBath, were filmed. They filmed Jordan’s grave in Atlanta, a march in Washington, D.C., and when Lucia addressed the U.S. Congress. The crew was present and filmed at both of Michael Dunn’s trials. In his first trial, Michael Dunn was convicted on three counts of 2nd degree attempted murder, but the jury hung on the murder charge. At his second trial, Michael Dun was convicted of 1st degree murder in the death of Jordan Davis. He was sentenced to life without parole.
Minette Nelson, the film’s producer, said she chose Jordan Davis’ story because his life felt similar to her son’s. “I said this to Ron when we first met him,” Nelson said, “but for the color of his skin, Jordan was no different from my son.”
The Tribeca Film Institute helped fund the making of the documentary.
Orlando Bagwell is the Executive Producer. His 6 minute Op-Doc, titled “When Loud Music Turned Deadly” is embedded below. It has home videos of Jordan as an infant with his mom, and Ron Davis sharing information, such as why he gave his son the name Jordan.
Posted on 01/15/2015, in Conceal Carry & SYG, Jordan Davis and tagged 3 1/2 Minutes, documentary, film, Jordan Davis, Marc Silver, Michael Dunn, Minette Nelson, Orlando Bagwell, Sundance Film Festival, Trayvon Martin, When Loud Music Turned Deadly. Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.