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Cinematographer Haskell Wexler on fiction, film, and foreign policy

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Cinematographer Haskell Wexler arrives at the Clarity Theater for the 9th annual Beverly Hills Film Festival opening night gala on April 1, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Haskell Wexler is an academy award winning Cinematographer responsible for films like American Graffiti and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. But he was also an underrated director of documentaries touching on topics like sleep deprivation, torture, and the infamous Weather Underground. This past month he discussed his work with a panel of cinematographer at Cinefamily's Silent Movie Theater for a discussion on cinematography put on by the International Documentary Association. Here, he speaks with panel moderator Richard Pearce.

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