There's a story behind this blog entry. I attended an art show at a country barn today. It was in a rustic setting, and as you can see by my picture, that I had my display set up by edge of the woods.
It was one of those days which I spent half my time swatting mosquitoes and the other half swatting black flies away.
Someone told me recently that they didn't know that blackflies could bite. Bite! Its one of the mysteries of science. How can a fly so small bite so hard?
When I got home, to my surprise Mo Bayliss, our trusty Assistant Editor, sent me an email and suggested that I use this NFB short film about the black flies.
It couldn't have been a more timely suggestion!
This animated film about the pesky blackfly is based on the song of the same title, written and sung by Canadian folk singer Wade Hemsworth, with back-up vocals by the McGarrigle sisters. It recounts Hemsworth's battles with this quintessential "critter" during a summer of surveying in Northern Ontario.
To see this film at source, please click here.
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