From the start, Bernard Émond has been a video director but now works primarily as a script-writer and a film-maker. He studied anthropology at the Université de Montréal and wrote a memoire about ethnographic cinema. In the seventies, he directed and edited critical videos on certain aspects of socity like education, work and music. He is especially interested in the documentary genre. In 1990, he directed his first fictional work La Manière des Blancs, a short film made in the context of the program Fictions 16/24. Recently he directed two documentaries Ceux qui ont le pas léger meurent sans laisser de traces (1992) and L'Instant et la patience (1994) demonstrating his very personnal approach to filmaking. He also directed L'épreuve du feu (1997), Le temps et le lieu (1999) and a first feature film La femme qui boit (2000).