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| 5 min

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.

  • music composer
    Wade Hemsworth
  • singer
    Wade Hemsworth
  • musical arrangement
    Kate McGarrigle
    Anna McGarrigle
  • musician
    Wade Hemsworth
    Anna McGarrigle
    Kate McGarrigle
    Gilles Losier
    Pat Donaldson
    Peter Weldon
    Dane Lanken
  • director
    Christopher Hinton
  • animation
    Christopher Hinton
  • colour rendering
    Nathalie Savoie
  • colour rendering - assistant
    Marie-Josée Carrière
    Helga Schleeh
  • camera
    Jacques Avoine
    Pierre Landry
    Raymond Dumas
    Lynda Pelley
  • music recording
    Louis Hone
  • foley artist
    Andy Malcolm
  • music editor
    Julian Olson
  • sound editor
    Jackie Newell
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • consultant
    Wade Hemsworth
    Peter Whalley
  • unit administrator
    Carrol Smith
  • producer
    William Pettigrew
  • executive producer
    Douglas MacDonald
    Barrie McLean


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Study Guide - Guide 1

Students can share their experiences of camping or other wilderness activities. What was the environment like? What are the differences between urban and rural settings? What roles do insects play in nature?

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