3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

‘3 1/2 Minutes’ Shows What Happens When Prejudice Leads to the Death of a Suburban Black Teen


Directed by Marc Silver (Who is Dayani Cristal?), 3 1⁄2 Minutes, Ten Bullets intercuts powerful exclusive footage from a riveting trial with intimate, observational scenes of Jordan’s parents, Ron and Lucy. We see firsthand how difficult it is for them to grapple with unimaginable loss while fighting for justice for their son. The film integrates police interrogation footage, prison phone recordings and interviews with the others at the scene that night. The result is a powerful story about the devastating effects of racial bias, and the search for justice within the judicial system.