Jordan Davis documentary headed to HBO (VIDEO)

jordan-davis-hoodie*After Michael Dunn shot to death teenager Jordan Davis at a Jacksonville, Florida gas station in 2012, the teen’s family wanted to do more than join a support group for parents of murdered children. So they participated in the production of a documentary that chronicled the life of their son and the trial of his killer.
Three and a Half Minutes, Ten Bullets” was screened at the International Faith and Family Film Festival at MegaFest last weekend in Dallas, Texas. Before that the film was shown in a private screening by President Barack Obama, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C.

Dunn, a 47 year old white man, was convicted of first degree murder in the shooting death of Davis and three counts of attempted murder of the three teens with Davis when he opened fire into their SUV over loud rap music.
Davis’ mother, Lucia McBath, retired from her job as a flight attendant to focus her efforts on gun safety advocacy. McBath is the national spokesperson for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She and Jordan’s father, Ron Davis, attended the film festival and were panelists in a discussion about the documentary.

Sybrina Fulton was a panelist at the event also. Fulton is the mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin whose killer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of his murder. Since the murders of their children, Fulton and McBath have joined efforts to bring attention to what they call character assassination of victims during the trials of their killers. Fulton said this documentary is a way to express the humanity of an individual who no longer can speak for himself. She’s planning to write a book about her experiences since her son was killed by Zimmerman in 2012.
Attorney Benjamin Crump also was a panelist. He’s the attorney who represented Martin’s family during their months-long effort to get Zimmerman arrest for their son’s killing. Zimmerman remained free for at least two months after he shot and killed Martin. It took nationwide protests, the termination of the Sanford police chief and the appointment of an independent prosecutor for Zimmerman to be arrested, charged and tried for Martin’s murder. He was acquitted in July 2013.
Crump said he gets “calls everday from people who have lost children (in questionable killings who) don’t even get mentioned in the local news,” adding there are more families facing the same issues as Martin’s and Davis’ families but their stories never get the media attention they deserve.
Crump, who is president of the National Bar Association, has created a non-profit association that promotes pro-active fatherhood in the lives of their chidren. Davis, who is divorced from McBath but was present in his son’s life said he participated in the making of the documentary about Jordon to show the world the positive relationship he had with his son as an example to others.
HBO will begin to air “Three and a Half Minutes, Ten Bullets” on Black Friday the day after Thanksgiving, the third anniversary of Davis’ death.
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