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Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014

Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014

Nick Doob, Shari Cookson (2015)

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Documentary making use of social media, on-the-scene video coverage and police reports to tell the stories of eight people who died as a result of gun-related crimes, incidents and misdemeanours in America during the spring of 2014. Directors Shari Cookson and Nick Doob detail the grief felt by friends, relatives and loved ones in the aftermath of these brief incidents, and reveal how these cases are typical of the estimated 8,000 similar stories thought to have occurred during the same time span. They also draw attention to the wider figures related to gun-crime, reporting why experts and analysts now believe around 32,000 people die in the US every year as a result of gun violence, averaging out at around 88 people per day.

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Director Nick Doob
Director Shari Cookson

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Language: English Colour

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