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Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? Travis Wilkerson

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In 1946, Samuel E. Branch killed Bill Spann. It happened in Alabama. Spann was black. Branch was white - and he was the great-grandfather of filmmaker Travis Wilkerson, who decided to investigate his notorious ancestor, whose other descendants rarely mention the shameful episode. By returning to the scene of the crime and dusting o old home movies, Wilkerson invokes the terrifying spectre of the murderer – a symbol of racist America that endures to the present day no matter how deep the denial. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? is a disturbing ghost story, a breathtaking horror movie about a buried past; but it’s also the urgently relevant portrait of a country where white supremacist groups are trying to breathe new life into a sordid legacy.

Presented in collaboration with Bell Media

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

  • Country : United States
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : English
  • Subtitles : French
  • Duration : 90 MIN
  • Cinematography : Travis Wilkerson
  • Editing : Travis Wilkerson
  • Production : Travis Wilkerson
  • Sound Design : Travis Wilkerson
Filmography of Travis Wilkerson :

Accelerated Under-Development: In the Idiom of Santiago Alvarez (1999)
An Injury to One (2002)
Who Killed Cock Robin? (2005)
Distinguished Flying Cross (2011)
Los Angeles Red Squad: The Communist Situation in California (2013)
Machine Gun or Typewriter? (2015)

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