Samuel, Julian

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Samuel, Julian

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Julian Samuel was born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1952. His family immigrated to Canada from England. Samuel studied English Literature at Trent University, then completed a Master of Fine Arts in photography at Concordia University.

Samuel is an artist of many mediums. A small selection of his visual work resides at the National Gallery of Canada. He is perhaps best known as a documentary filmmaker, with a focus on the race and politics in culture and nationalism. Some of his most popular films include Atheism (2006), Save and Burn (2004) and The Library in Crisis (2002). Samuel is also the author of various published works, including a book of poetry, novels, non-fiction, and academic articles.

He has taught courses on film at both John Abbott College and Concordia during the 30 year period he lived in Montreal. Today, Samuel lives in Toronto.


Toronto, Ontario
Montreal, Quebec

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Created September 10, 2019 by Elizabeth Carroll.


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Kalman Naves, Elaine. "Gadfly on our Body Politic: Despite the Barbed Invective, Julian Samuel Loves Montreal.” The Gazette, Jul 05, 1997.

Ryerson University. “Julian Samuel.” Asian Heritage in Canada. Accessed September 10, 2019.

Samuel, Julian. “About.” Accessed September 10, 2019.

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