Re: [Frameworks] I canīt sleep

From: Chuck Kleinhans <>
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2011 07:01:06 -0700

Here's an advocacy documentary that examines sleep deprivation by the well known cinamamtographer, Haskell Wexler:

Who Needs Sleep?

  Ahhh... the glamorous life in Hollywood. Or is it? Film crews routinely work sweatshop hours, often clocking 15 to 18 hour days at the expense of their families, their health, their well-being, and even their lives.

      In 1997, after a 19-hour day on the set, assistant cameraman Brent Hershman fell asleep behind the wheel, crashed his car, and died. Deeply disturbed by Hershman's preventable death, filmmaker and multiple-Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler shows how sleep deprivation and long work hours are a lethal combination. Who Needs Sleep? is a commentary on our quality of life.

Chuck Kleinhans
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