More than 8,000 people die from gunfire in the United States every spring, and Emmy-winning directors Nick Doob and Shari Cookson are exposing the trauma caused by such violence in their upcoming HBO documentary, “Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014.”
The duo, who have previously worked together on other hard-hitting HBO docs such as “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert” and “The Alzheimer’s Project: The Memory Loss Tapes,” gathered details of gun violence and related deaths in the spring of 2014 through social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, 911 calls, police files and interviews of family and friends of victims. With a ticking countdown to the 8,007 deaths in Spring 2014, the trailer powerfully showcases tweets, crime scene photos and tearful interviews.
The emotional documentary premieres June 22 on HBO. Watch the trailer for “Requiem for the Dead” above.