Wexler, born to a Jewish family in Chicago in 1922, was an American cinematographer, film producer and director. He was judged to be one of film history’s ten most influential cinematographers in a survey of the members of the International Cinematographers Guild. He worked on documentaries throughout his career. Wexler served as the cinematographer on his first big-budget film, Elia Kazan’s America, America.He has worked steadily in Hollywood thereafter. Wexler died at the age of 93.
This film was made during the legendary visit of 50 American rock stars to Cuba to write music with their Cuban counterparts. It provides an interesting view of Cuban music in this current period of transition, including great musical moments with Gladys Knight, Burt Bacharach, Mick Fleetwood, Michael Franti, the Indigo Girls and many great Cuban musicians. “Music Bridges” brought American music stars to Cuba for six days to write and perform with Cuban musicians. On day six there was a concert – the subject of another film. “5 Days in March” is about the days that led up to the concert.