In this video, "Democracy Now!" pays tribute to the Oscar-winning cinematographer, director and activist, Haskell Wexler, who died Sunday at the age of 93.
Wexler is perhaps best known for his 1969 film, "Medium Cool," which captures the upheaval surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. He won Academy Awards for cinematography in "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and in "Bound for Glory," about folk singer Woody Guthrie. His documentaries tackled political issues including the Southern Freedom Riders of the 1960s, the U.S. government’s destabilization of Nicaragua, U.S. atrocities in Vietnam, and torture under the U.S.-backed junta in Brazil. We remember Haskell Wexler with Pamela Yates, director of "Rebel Citizen," a documentary about his life.