An important figure in the occupation of he École des Beaux-arts in 1968, Pierre Monat switched from painting to graphic design following the disappointment around the founding of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He began in a sense at the Quartier latin magazine and ended up at the National Film Board (NFB), where he worked on the graphic design of the journal Médium média for the Société nouvelle/Challenge for Change program. Between 1968 and 1976 he temporarily left the "ink pit" to build a reputation as a "good graphic designer". During this period, Monat dabbled a little in video. At Vidéographe, he directed two singular documents of undeniable relevance. In the following interview he discusses these two films – Vive les animaux and Y’a du dehors dedans – and the importance in the present with the tools at hand.