Documentary filmmaker Saul Landau has died at the age of 77.

The acclaimed moviemaker, best known for his films about Cuba, passed away at his home in California on Monday (09Sep13) after a battle with bladder cancer.

Landau made more than 40 films during his career and wrote a handful of books.

His documentaries included 1968 film Fidel, in which the director accompanied Cuban leader Fidel Castro on a week-long tour of the country, and 1980's Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang, which focused on the fallout from 1950s U.S. atomic bomb testing in Nevada.