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Serge Giguère is one of the greatest creators of documentary films from recent decades in Quebec. He was the recipient of the Governor General's Award (2008) and the Albert-Tessier Award (2021). Camera assistant for Pierre Perrault, Arthur Lamothe and Jean-Claude Labrecque, he became cameraman for Gilles Groulx (24 heures ou plus) then Jean Beaudry and François Bouvier (Jacques et novembre), Silvia Van Brabant (Remous ; Seul dans mon putain d'univers), Maurice Bulbulian (Chroniques de Nitinaht), Carole Lagagnière (Un toit, un violon, la lune) and Lucie Lambert (Paysage sous les paupières). In 1974, he founded Les films d'aventures sociales du Québec with Robert Tremblay, who co-directed three films with him, including Belle famille (1978). He then directed a series of five films on some of Quebec's most popular cultural figures and the film À force de rêves (Jutra for best documentary, 2007). His most recent film, Les lettres de ma mère (2018), is one of his most inventive and personal.