Harold Crooks
Harold Crooks, Credit: Medrie Macphee
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Harold Crooks

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Harold Crooks is the director/writer of The Price We Pay, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival, and had its European premier at CPH:DOX. Named “Best Canadian Documentary” for 2014 by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle, it was a New York Times critic’s pick, He co-directed Surviving Progress with Mathieu Roy that premiered at 2011 TIFF, CPH:- DOX and IDFA. His film writing credits include The Gig Is Up, a Hot Docs, CPH:DOX and IDFA select in 2021; and the Sundance and TIFF audience winner The Corporation (2003) whose narration he co-wrote with director Mark Achbar.

Crooks is a recipient of a Prix Gémeaux and a Genie Award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Genie Award, a Chicago International Film Festival Gold Hugo, a Leo Award for Best Screenwriter [Documentary] of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation of B.C., a National Documentary Film Award (Best Writing) at Hot Docs 1996, and a Writers Guild of Canada Top Ten Awards finalist.

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