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Can conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and the so-called ‘lost bullet' be debunked? Investigators use newly restored high resolution images of the shooting and exclusive eyewitness testimony to try to solve the mystery of President Kennedy's assassination 50 years later.
JFK: The Lost Bullet takes an unprecedented look at the assassination. For the first time ever, the home movies of the day undergo high resolution restoration. Never before have these shocking images been seen with such clarity. Overshadowed by the violence and graphic detail of the famous home movie shot by private citizen Abraham Zapruder, known as the Zapruder film, many of these eyewitness films have attracted little attention. Does the latest high definition computer technology reveal any evidence of a conspiracy? A team of pioneering investigators unlocks the secrets to these home movies and tries to make sense of what actually took place on that tragic day in November, 1963.
In 2007, JFK assassination scholar and researcher, Max Holland, published an op-ed piece in The New York Times that put forth a new and compelling theory of the assassination. If true, it puts forth an explanation as to what happened to the ‘lost bullet’ - the first of the three shots believed to have been fired that day, which was never found or fully accounted for. On site at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, Holland and his team use the eyewitness films themselves, to explain how his new theory upends the assumption that the Zapruder film is a complete record of the JFK assassination, a benchmark that has been the focus of every investigation, both official and unofficial, in the half century since.
With the help of Wound Ballistics Expert, Larry Sturdivan, and retired U.S. Secret Service Agent, John Joe Howlett, who conducted the first U.S. Secret Service investigation of the assassination in 1963, the team restages the shooting using an identical rifle and identical ammunition. Measuring the angle of the rifle with lasers, the team matches the approximate trajectory of each of the three bullets that were fired from Oswald’s rifle and determines if this test corroborates with other known evidence – for example, the eyewitness testimony of Amos Euins. Euins was 15 years old in 1963. His mother drove him to Dealey Plaza so he could catch a glimpse of the President. He became a key eyewitness, leading the Dallas Police to the Texas School Book Depository. He speaks publicly to the filmmakers and to investigator Max Holland for the first time since 1967.
Examining the restored home movies, Holland and Howlet make a potentially groundbreaking observation. Could a bullet have struck a traffic light at high velocity? And could the fragmenting of the bullet explain one of the many unexplained details of the assassination? Eyewitness, James Tague, tells us in his own words that he was hit in the cheek by a fragment while standing near the Triple Underpass of the Stemmons Freeway. After five decades, could any physical evidence have survived?
Using enhanced home movies, re-enactments with the people who filmed them, still photographs, and graphics, JFK: The Lost Bullet creates a nerve rattling, high definition representation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, exposing the hidden secrets of the crime of the century.
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