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Saul Landau dies at 77; leftist writer and documentary filmmaker
Saul Landau dies at 77; leftist writer and documentary filmmaker

Saul Landau, a leftist writer and filmmaker best known for the documentaries "Fidel" and "Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang," died Monday at his home in Alameda, Calif. He was 77 and had bladder cancer. His death was confirmed by John Cavanagh, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank where Landau had been a fellow since 1972. In a prolific career that spanned nearly 50 years, Landau wrote 14 books, directed or produced 10 film or television documentaries, and worked as an investigative journalist. His 1979 political documentary "Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang," about the coverup of health hazards associated with atomic bomb testing in Nevada...

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