Edition 20: 6-14 August, 2021

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Did You Wonder Who Fired The Gun?

Did You Wonder Who Fired The Gun?

United States
2017 — 70 min / Colour

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Synopsis

In 1946, S.E. Branch—a white Southern racist, and the artist’s great-grandfather—murdered Bill Spann, a black man, in rural Alabama. The murder has become hushed and hidden family lore. When Wilkerson sets out to unravel the mystery, he encounters obstacle upon obstacle—destroyed records, everyone refusing to talk. He’s accused of bringing shame upon the family, shaking up old trouble nobody wants. Soon enough, his life is threatened too.

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Directors' Biography

A chance meeting in Havana with legendary Cuban film propagandist Santiago Álvarez changed the course of Travis Wilkerson's life. He now makes films in the tradition of the “third cinema,” wedding politics to form in an indivisible manner. In 2015, Sight & Sound called Wilkerson “the political conscience of American cinema.”

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Director

Travis Wilkerson

Producer

Travis Wilkerson

Cinematography

Travis Wilkerson

Editing

Travis Wilkerson

Screenings & Awards

DokuFest, Kosovo, 2017

Sundance, United States, 2017

True/False , United States, 2017

Locarno, Switzerland, 2017

Official Film Website

http://www.traviswilkersonfilms.com/