Harold Crooks

Harold Crooks’ documentary film credits include:

Co-director and writer, Surviving Progress, 2011, feature documentary, executive produced by Martin Scorsese and Mark Achbar, produced by Cinémaginaire Inc. with National Film Board of Canada and  Alliance Vivafilm, shown in festivals worldwide, released theatrically in over 30 North American cities, broadcast by BBC 4, Arte and HBO Canada among others.

Writer, Karsh Is History, 2009, produced by Productions Grand Nord (Montreal) with participation of Bravo TV and The Portrait Gallery of Canada, Best Canadian Film at the 27th FIFA.

Writer, Anthrax War, 2009, produced by Galafilm (Montreal) and Studio International (Paris), nominated for a Prix Europa.

Writer, Pax Americana And The Weaponization of Space, 2009, feature documentary produced by Lowik (Montreal), Coptor (Toronto) and In Fine Films (Paris) with participation of ARTE, CBC and SRC, distributed theatrically by KinoSmith.

Co-writer with Mark Achbar of the narration of The Corporation, 2003.

McGill University
Delhi School of Economics, India
London Film School

Harold Crooks
 is the recipient of many awards, grants and fellowships, including a Genie Award of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television; a Gold Hugo at Chicago International Film Festival (Best Documentary); a Leo Award for Best Screenwriter [Documentary] of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation of British Columbia; a National Documentary Film Award (Best Writing) at Hot Docs 1996;  a Writers Guild of Canada Top Ten Awards finalist; a Commonwealth Fellowship for doctoral studies in economics in India and; a Fund for Investigative Journalism travel grant.

Dirty Business, Toronto 1983 and Giant of Garbage: The Rise of the Global Waste Industry and the Politics of Pollution, Toronto 1993. Also published as La Bataille des Ordures, Éditions Boréal, 1993. The Financial Post's Christopher Waddell included Dirty Business on his list of the five best business books in North America in 1983.