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Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite
From the moment those shots were fired at Dealey Plaza, there have been questions surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In the decades since, there have been theories, conspiracy theories, and attempts to shut down said conspiracy theories, but thanks to our fellow Americans there has always been video proof that cannot and does not lie. Orville Nix: The Missing JFK Assassination Film tells the story of Orville Nix, a regular guy with a typical family who were eager to attend the parade and get an up close and personal view of the President. Standing across from the man who shot what we now consider THE JFK assassination video, Abraham Zapruder, what Orville could not know, and what Gayle Nix Jackson does a fantastic job of conveying, is how an ordinary day in the life of an ordinary man could become so significant that the government would go to great lengths to keep it quiet.
It wasn’t just my personal fascination with this particular conspiracy theory that drew me to Gayle Nix Jackson’s story, but rather the way in which she tells the story of her grandfather and the photographic evidence he captured that day. It is no secret that the government has, and will continue, to do horrible things to cover up even more horrible actions. But when the victims are ordinary American citizens whose only crime was wanting to catch a glimpse of our handsome President and his stylish wife, their efforts seem even more despicable. Orville Nix: The Missing JFK Assassination Film is more than a simple re-telling of that November day; it is a riveting account beginning that day but it never really ends. Until the originals are brought into the light for all to see, what Orville endured will never end.
Most riveting about this story is that the author does not attempt to convince the reader of anything, but presents the facts and allows the reader to reach his or her own conclusion. She offers a few more breadcrumbs which the intelligent reader will pick up and follow in search of more answers.