JFK assassination film: wife sues US government for reappearance of ‘lost’ footage

Gayle Nix Jackson claims the missing video footage made by her grandpa could determine whether there was a second gunman when Kennedy was shot

A woman whose grandpa killed a dwelling video of the assassination of chairperson John F Kennedy that had now been been misplaced is suing the US government, demanding the movie be returned or that she be paid $10 m in compensation.

Gayle Nix Jackson filed the lawsuit in federal court on Saturday, one day before the 52 nd commemoration of Kennedys death. The movie was shot by her grandfather Orville Nix and shows the assassination in Dealey plaza in Dallas on 22 November 1963.

Jacksons lawsuit claims the movie is equally important as the assassination footage was arrested by Abraham Zapruder with his movie camera. The federal government departments colonized with Zapruders heirs in 1999 to purchase the film for $16 m.

The claim countries: Harmonizing to the Warren Commission, the Nix film is nearly as important as the Zapruder film, yet the public is chiefly unaware of its significance.

The Warren Commission imparted the governments investigation of the shooting.

The eight-millimetre cinema was taken away from the opposite side of the presidents limousine from where the Zapruder film was shot.

Orville Nix sold his film to the UPI news agency for $5,000 in 1963 with an understanding it would be returned after 25 times. During that date, it was turned over to the American government for the Warren Commission and other official investigations of the Kennedy assassination, the lawsuit said.

The cinema was last known to be in belonging of the government for the House select committee on assassinations in 1978. Its whereabouts ought to have unknown ever since, the lawsuit said.

President John F Kennedy, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and Texas governor John Connally razz through wall street of Dallas, Texas, before the murder on 22 November 1963 Photograph: Corbis

Jackson filed the suit after the National Archives reported to the family in 2015 that the governmental forces did not have the original film or a chain of belonging for it, according to her advocate, Athan Tsimpedes.

Farris Rookstool III, a former FBI analyst in Dallas, told you he helped the family acquire a duplicate of the FBIs copy of the movie. The household grew that photocopy over to the Sixth Floor Museum, the Dallas museum dedicated to JFKs presidency and the assassination.

Rookstool read: The cinema is a mirror image of the Zapruder film from the other side of Dealey plaza.

The movie indicates a bullet impressing the president and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy climbing out of the limo.

Jackson, who has written a book about the movie, has been trying to recover the original film for years because she has publicly territory it could determine whether there was a second gunman to participate in the murder, as plot theorists continue to believe.

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