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Josh Freed

Josh Freed is a Canadian writer, director and actor.

He has won two Chris Awards for Best North American Current Affairs Documentary. In Canada, Freed has been nominated for three Gemini Awards, three Writers Guild of Canada Awards and a Genie Award.

He writes a weekly humour column in The Gazette.[1] He received two National Newspaper Awards for best Canadian columnist in 1997 and 2002.[2]


  • Early life 1
  • Bibliography 2
  • Filmography 3
    • As director 3.1
    • As a writer 3.2
    • As an actor 3.3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Freed was born and raised in Montreal and grew up on De L’Épée Avenue. Despite being Jewish, he attended Protestant schools, because Roman Catholic schools did not accept Jewish students at the time.[3]


  • 1983: The Anglo Guide to Survival in Québec
  • 1989: Moonwebs: Journey into the mind of a cult
  • 1990: Sign Language and other Tales of Montreal Wildlife
  • 1996: Vive le Québec Freed!
  • 1997: Fear of Frying... and Other Fax of Life
  • 1999: 2000 Reasons to Hate the Millennium
  • 2000: Press 1 and Pray... and Other Letters from Voice Jail


As director

  • 1991 : North To Nowhere (TV)
  • 1993 : Paradise Lost (TV)
  • 1994 : Escaping from History
  • 1995 : Merchandising Murder
  • 1995 : The Last Train
  • 2000 : Selling the Water
  • 2000 : Polar Bear Safari
  • 2002 : Juggling Dreams (TV)
  • 2003 : To Kill or to Cure (TV)
  • 2004 : In Search Of Sleep: an Insomniac’s Journey (TV)
  • 2006 : China’s Sexual Revolution (TV)
  • 2008 : My Messy Life (TV)
  • 2010 : Where Did I Put My Memory? (TV)

As a writer

  • 1988 : A Song for Quebec
  • 1992 : Between the Solitudes
  • 1997 : Magic Time
  • 2000 : Selling the Water
  • 2000 : Polar Bear Safari
  • 2002 : Juggling Dreams (TV)

As an actor

  • 1981 : Ticket to Heaven


  1. ^ "Josh Freed". Opinion - Columnists.  
  2. ^ "Newspaper Columns". Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Freed, Josh (2012-03-15). "Bonjour, mon nom est Josh Freed. Je suis anglophone.".  

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