Who Needs Sleep? - documentary

Who Needs Sleep?
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Who Needs Sleep? A documentary directed by Oscar award winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler (1922–2015) who is famous for movies such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and is considered to be one of the ten most influential cinematographers of all time according to an International Cinematographers Guild survey. Later in his career Wexler devoted most of his time to documentary film making and in this particular film he details the deadly combination of sleep deprivation and long days of work. Wexler was inspired to make the documentary because of the untimely death of a co-worker who most likely died because of the lack of sleep. To investigate just how big the problem is Wexler puts some deep investigation into medical findings, interviews with experts in the field as well personal accounts to build a picture of how 24/7 work culture in the United States is causing a big problem for society. 


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