Samuel, Julian

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Samuel, Julian

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1952-

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Julian Samuel is a documentary filmmaker, writer, and painter. Major works include Passage to Lahore (novel, 1995), Save and Burn, (documentary film, 2004), and Atheism (documentary film, 2006). His work features his experiences as a visible minority and immigrant in the UK and Canada. Samuel was born on May 7, 1952 in Lahore, Pakistan. After living in the United Kingdom as a teenager, he immigrated to Canada in 1966. After graduating from Trent University with a degree in literature, he established himself in Montreal from 1982 onwards. Samuel was awarded an MFA in Film Studies from Concordia University, where he subsequently taught at the graduate level, focusing on revolutionary aesthetics in documentary filmmaking.

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