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Josh Fox

Emmy-winning writer/director of GASLAND Parts I and II

Josh Fox is best known as the Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning writer/director of GASLAND Parts I and II.  GASLAND was nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for best documentary, and won a 2011 Emmy for best non-fiction director among numerous other awards. He is internationally recognized as a spokeperson and leader on the issue of fracking and extreme energy development.  His new film How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change  premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016, won the Environmental Advocacy Award at the Washington DC Environmental Film Festival, will premiere in select theatres in April and will be released on HBO in June 2016.

He is also the founder and producing artistic director of the International WOW Company a film and theater company that he founded in 1996 that has performed across the US, Europe and Asia. Josh has written/directed/produced five feature films six short films including The Last Drop and The Sky is Pink and over twenty-five full-length works for the stage, which have premiered in New York, Asia and Europe.

Josh has toured to over 350 cities giving speeches, lectures and question and answer sessions with his environmental film work.  As a national spokesman on the issues of the contamination resulting from fossil fuel extraction, Josh has appeared on the Daily Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Keith Olbermann show, PBS Now,  CNN, Democracy Now, and regularly on MSNBC and he has been on  CBS and NBC nightly news as well as numerous other TV and radio appearances.

 

Josh received the 2010 John Lennon/ Yoko Ono Peace Prize, 2011 Planet Defender Award from Rock the Earth, 2011 Citizens Campaign for the Environment Equinox Award, Eco-Champion Manayunk/Philadelphia City Council, Recipient of numerous congressional, state, local and county citations and proclamations.  Josh graduated from Columbia University in 1995.

 

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