Every spring in America more than 8,000 people are shot and killed. Directed and produced by the Emmy®-winning filmmaking team of Shari Cookson and Nick Doob, Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014 tells some of these stories. Made entirely from existing, found media - news accounts, police investigations, and social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and blog posting of those involved - this moving film shows that gun violence in America has become tragically commonplace, sparing no one in its pervasiveness. Whether by homicide, accident or suicide, a wide cross-section of Americans - men and women, very young and old, and people from every racial background - end up being the victims or perpetrators of gun violence. Focusing on eight cases from around the country, Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014 pays tribute to those who lost their lives to guns, and shines a light on some of the little-known stories of the 32,000 people who die from guns each year in this country.