Why I sing: the words and music of Gilles Vigneault

Canada, 1972

Film
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Le troubadour de Natashquan, singer, songwriter, one-man show - Gilles Vigneault is one of the most popular entertainers in French Canada. He sweeps the audience along with his irrepressible exuberance, every so often breaking into a little jig around the microphone. In this film you get to know him even more intimately than does his theatre audience. His serious side emerges when he speaks of the themes of his songs (the internationally popular Mon Pays is one of these).

Credits

director
producer

Ian McLaren

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:56:58:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1972

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30474

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Entertainers

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Music & Performing Arts → Entertainers

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Canada

Music & Performing Arts → Popular music

Music & Performing Arts → Singers - Biography

Music & Performing Arts → Singers - Canada

People → Singers - Biography

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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