An audacious filmmaker and screenwriter, Pierre Falardeau (1946-2009) has quickly become one of the most visible directors in the Quebecois and Canadian film scene. His raw and incisive style has been known to leave no one indifferent and has often fed hostile controversies. His frankness, his $$ positions on political and social issues and his stance against federalism and the colonialist exploitation of workers have certainly made him a most colourful intellectual. Yet despite his sarcasm and his casual air, Falardeau remains a sincere crusader. Faced with jeering reprisals from closed doors and the systematic refusal by government film assistance programs, his work is synonymous with perserverance, provocation and denunciation.