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3 1/2 Minutes Wins Sundance Award

3 1-2 minutes Sundance3 1/2 Minutes is a documentary movie about the Jordan Davis’ murder. For a background on the film, click here to see our previous article. The documentary was presented at the Sundance Film Festival and has won the Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact. Jordan’s parents, Lucia McBath and Ronald Davis, spoke at the acceptance.

 “I am grieved that these continuing stories are everyday matters swept away,” HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins said in a statement. “By bringing this powerful film to HBO audiences, we hope to elevate the national conversation around these tragic issues.”

HBO has secured the film’s television rights.

Here’s the award announcement and acceptance.

 

Here’s the trailer for the movie.

 

 

Stand Your Ground March & Rally In Tallahassee, Florida, March 10th, 2014.

Jueseppi, thanks so much for blogging this. The photos are wonderful! The message goes forth.

Senate Hearing On Stand Your Ground

The original Senate hearing was postponed due to the shooting at the Navy Yard.  It is now scheduled for October 29, 2013, at 10 a.m. EST.  The Senate hearing is officially titled “‘Stand Your Ground Laws: Civil Rights and Public Safety Implications of the Expanded Use of Deadly Force.  The purpose of the hearing is to explore the civil rights and public safety implications of state laws that allow deadly force to be used by citizens to protect themselves

Two moms

Sybrina Fulton and Lucia McBath

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, and Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights.

Majority members on the subcommittee are Dick Durbin (R-Illinois), Al Franken (D-Minnesota), Christopher Coons (D-Delaware), Rick Blumenthal  (D-Connecticut), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii).  Minority members are Ted Cruz  (R-Texas), Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Orrin Hatch(R-Utah).

The hearing will be aired live.  Check your C-Span schedule or click here for the live webcast.

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