Alexandre Trudeau Biography
(Canadian Journalist, Author and Second Son of Canada's Former Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau)
Birthday: December 25, 1973 (Capricorn)
Born In: The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa
Alexandre Emmanuel Trudeau, popularly known as ‘Sacha’, is an illustrious Canadian filmmaker and a seasoned journalist whose debut novel, ‘Barbarian Lost: Travels in the New China’ became a national bestseller within months of its release. Alexandre hails from a family of premiers—his elder brother Justin Trudeau is Canada’s current prime minister while his late father, Pierre Trudeau was a former PM. He enlisted as a Reserve Entry Scheme Officer with the reserve regiment of ‘Royal Canadian Hussars’, a division of the Canadian Forces while studying in McGill University. After passing out of McGill with a degree in philosophy, he embarked on a journey to West Africa for filming ‘Liberia: The Secret War’, his debut documentary. Alexandre Trudeau lost his younger brother Michel the very year he recorded his first TV documentary, and a few years later, his father, Pierre, passed away. Though these personal setbacks did unnerve him temporarily, he soon collected himself and bounced back, creating a series of documentaries for the small screen. He earned widespread acclaim as a war correspondent and journalist by creating a poignant documentary titled, ‘Embedded in Baghdad’ that offered graphic details about US invasion of Iraq in 2003. Sacha has always championed for the causes of justice and equality. He revealed his philanthropic bent of mind when he vehemently opposed the central government’s policy of indiscriminately exploiting ‘security certificates’ to incarcerate terrorist suspects indefinitely without giving them a fair trial.