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Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?
Directed by Travis Wilkerson • 2017 • United States
“In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a Black man named Bill Spann and got away with it.” So begins Travis Wilkerson’s shattering documentary, which takes viewers on a journey through the American South to uncover the truth behind a horrific crime and the racism that allowed it to happen. Acting as narrator and guide, Wilkerson spins a frightening, unforgettable tale, incorporating scenes from TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, the music of Janelle Monáe and Phil Ochs, the story of Rosa Parks’s investigation into the Recy Taylor case, and his own family history. The result is a powerful reckoning with individual and collective guilt and the scars of American racial violence.