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Black History Month reviews round-up

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Issue 2474

Socialist Worker takes a look at a selection of upcoming events for this year’s Black History Month:

3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets

This is a powerful US documentary about the shooting of black teenager Jordan Davis. 

White motorist Michael Dunn fatally shot him at a petrol station in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2012.

A majority of US states have “stand your ground laws”, which allow people to shoot at a “perceived threat”.

Dunn told Davis to turn the music in his car down. He did, but they still got into an argument.

Dunn fired 10 bullets into the car, later claiming he saw a shotgun in the car. 

No firearm was found. A  percieved threat—or racism? Marc Silver’s documentary follows the family’s story and court battles.  

Directed by Marc Silver
Dogwoof Films
Out on limited release

Jazz on a Summer’s Day

this documentary from 1960 looks at Rhode Island’s Newport Jazz Festival, in 1958 featuring musicians including Dinah Washington, Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong and Mahalia Jackson.

Phoenix 
Leicester LE1 1TG.
7pm, 14 October 
Tickets £5

 

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