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This short film studies the works of one of Canada's greatest contemporary etchers - Newfoundland-born David Blackwood. The artist himself guides viewers through a step-by-step explanation of the etching process. Scenes of his hometown, examples of his own work and vivid tales of an old mariner recall the tragic seal hunts and a way of life that has now vanished.

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Blackwood, Tony Ianzelo & Andy Thomson, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Tony Ianzelo
    Andy Thomson
  • producer
    Tom Daly
  • executive producer
    Colin Low
  • commentary
    Barry Cowling
  • camera
    Tony Ianzelo
  • animation camera
    Richard Moras
    Raymond Dumas
  • sound
    Joseph Champagne
  • editing
    Les Halman
  • sound editing
    John Knight
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes
  • narrator
    Gordon Pinsent
  • music
    Ben Low