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For Peace and Love: Haskell Wexler's Well-Lived Life


For Peace and Love: Haskell Wexler's Well-Lived Life

After decades of choosing to "use our art to reflect human values," incomparable cinematographer and tireless activist Haskell Wexler died this weekend at 93. Wexler helped create some of our best films - from Medium Cool to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - while unceasingly "giving his gifts to the revolution" by highlighting issues of war, racism, poverty and torture - and accumulating a 500-page FBI file for his trouble.


Michael Walzer, famous American Political Theorist, wrote, among other wonderful things, that patriots now must choose their way of treason. This is true because the government has become treacherous from one office to another anywhere we look in the whole mess.


One life lived that proves that you don’t have to be an amoral conservative just to be successful.