Documentary filmmaker and freelance journalist, Alexandre Trudeau shares his bold views on the political, social, and economic forces of our times. Having gained widespread recognition for his edgy and insightful humanism and for his brave iconoclasm and fierce dedication to social justice, Trudeau doesn’t fit into any boxes and never fails to surprise, provoke and inspire.
Trudeau has produced and directed compelling and provocative films and reported from all corners of the world. He was a trusted witness on the ground as the bombs began to fall on Baghdad in 2003; he charted out the intimate realities on both sides of the Israeli security barrier; he stood up for the rights of arbitrarily imprisoned security certificate detainees in Canada; he tracked youth-driven democratic awakenings in the Balkans; he shed light on the origins of unrest in Darfur, Liberia and Haiti; and he deconstructed the Canadian peace-keeping legacy fifty years after Pearson’s Nobel.
In addition, Trudeau helped Canadians grapple with the millennial-old cultural underpinnings behind China’s return to glory during the 2008 Olympics, and tackled the planetary power shifts that link Somali piracy, the Arab Spring, and the all-important maritime resource trade.
Many years and many journeys in the making, Trudeau’s first book was published to wide acclaim. Barbarian Lost: Travels in the New China is an intimate and touching portrait of this ancient nation as it experiences one of the most transformative periods of its long history.
Trudeau is a founding executive committee member of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation for excellence in social sciences and humanities’ research and innovation, and is president and chief producer at JuJu Films.