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All his life, Michel Pagliaro (Pag) has been on a quest for the perfect 3:15 minute song. Following in the tradition of rockers like Eddy Cochran, Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry, Pagliaro's songs belie their initial simplicity. Director Eric Tessier captures Pag in all his ragged glory, from the wicked glint in his eye to his razor sharp suit.

  • recipient
    Michel Pagliaro
  • writer
    Éric Tessier
  • director
    Éric Tessier
  • participation
    Michel Pagliaro
    Juan Rodriguez
    Sylvain Cormier
  • research
    Claudette Beaudoin
  • production manager
    Sylvie Lapointe
  • director of photography
    Jean-Pierre Saint-Louis
  • sound
    Olivier Léger
  • makeup
    Christiane Fattori
  • editor
    Dominique Fortin
  • sound editor
    Daniel Toussaint
  • English subtitles
    Kathleen Fleming
  • French sub-titles
    Zoé Major
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • marketing manager
    Julie Arseneault
  • marketing assistant
    Karine Sévigny
  • administrator
    Alexandrine Torres de Figueiredo
  • administrative assistant
    Vanessa Emam
  • technical coordinator
    Micheline Faubert
  • producer
    Anne-Marie Rocher
  • executive producer
    Jacques Turgeon


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Ages 12 to 16

Arts Education - Music
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)
Media Education - Popular Culture
Social Studies - Social Policies and Programs

Living the life of a Quebec rock star who is also known and loved in Canada; always searching for that perfect song; isn’t this the ultimate dream of all singer-songwriters? How does Pagliaro fit into Quebec’s music scene? Can we compare him with Canadian rockers such as Neil Young, Rush and Bryan Adams? Or is he in the same category as Quebec rock bands Harmonium and Offenbach? Running a workshop that lets students discover and compare various artists is a good way to introduce these musical styles and eras.

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