Since 1976, Sylvie Groulx’s socially engaged filmmaking has reflected societal change. In parallel to her documentary work, she helped launch the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois in 1982. In 1995, she made her first fiction, J'aime, j'aime pas. She returned to the documentary genre in 2000 with À l'ombre d'Hollywood, a meditation on the future of cultural diversity and auteur cinema featuring interviews with other filmmakers. In 2006, her film La classe de madame Lise won the Jutra for best documentary. Sur les étages (2012) took a close-up view of the profession of nursing as it followed Sissy, a young and deeply committed nurse, through her hospital rounds.