In 2012, during the consumerist clamour that has become known as Black Friday in America, a black teenager named Jordan Davis died after being shot in the car park of a Florida Gas Station. The middle-aged white man who had pulled the trigger, Michael Dunn, was arrested the next day and claimed he acted in self-defence. Marc Silver’s probing, pertinent film revisits the night of the incident and follows the long, divisive resultant trial, attempting to unravel the truth of what happened. The result is a provocative documentary that says much about race and justice in America today.
This event is screening as part of IFI Documentary Festival 2015 (September 23 – 27)