Pierre Falardeau

Pierre Falardeau (December 28, 1946 – September 25, 2009) was a Québécois film and documentary director, pamphleteer and noted activist for Quebec independence.

Pierre Falardeau
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BornDecember 28, 1946 (1946-12-28)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
DiedSeptember 25, 2009(2009-09-25) (aged 62)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Resting placeNotre Dame des Neiges Cemetery
Alma materUniversité de Montréal
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, writer, actor
Years active1971–2009

With regard to minorities, Falardeau stated he did not care whether someone was white, black, yellow or green with orange polka dots; those who supported independence he considered brothers and sisters, and those who did not were "the enemy".[1]

Falardeau died on September 25, 2009, following a long battle with cancer.[2] He was entombed at the Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery in Montreal.[3]

Falardeau created some controversy during his career. For example, in 2006, a photograph surfaced of him at an August 2006 Montreal pro-peace rally about the Israel-Lebanon conflict. The picture shows Falardeau with some young men and his friend and filmmaking partner Julien Poulin holding a Hezbollah flag. When asked to comment, Falardeau responded that he approached the men to understand why they supported Hezbollah, and that the flag belonged to the young men.[4]

FilmographyEdit

  • Continuons le combat - 1971
  • À mort - 1972
  • Les canadiens sont là - 1973
  • Le magra - 1975
  • À force de courage - 1977
  • Pea Soup - 1979
  • Speak White - 1980
  • Elvis Gratton - 1981
  • Les vacances d'Elvis Gratton - 1983
  • Pas encore Elvis Gratton! - 1985
  • Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings - 1985
  • The Party (Le Party) - 1990
  • Le steak - 1992
  • Le temps des bouffons - 1993
  • Octobre - 1994
  • Elvis Gratton II: Miracle à Memphis - 1999
  • February 15, 1839 (15 février 1839) - 2001
  • Elvis Gratton 3: Le retour d'Elvis Wong - 2004
  • Bob Gratton : Ma Vie, My Life - 2007-2009

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hard-liners and former terrorists now feel welcome in Landry's PQ". Vigile Archives. Vigile.net. January 11, 2007. Archived from the original on July 28, 2011. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  2. ^ Cameron, Daphné (September 26, 2009). "Pierre Falardeau est mort". La Presse (in French). Archived from the original on May 27, 2017. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  3. ^ Répertoire des personnages inhumés au cimetière ayant marqué l'histoire de notre société (in French). Montreal: Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery.
  4. ^ Netgraphe inc. (April 23, 2009). "Canoe – Infos – Québec-Canada: Falardeau encore dans de beaux draps" (in French). Infinit.com. Retrieved March 7, 2012.

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