A young surveyor, new to northern Ontario, encounters the black flies. Over and over again, he encounters those black flies.

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A young surveyor, new to northern Ontario, encounters the black flies. Over and over again, he encounters those black flies.

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The NFB logo scratches itself and swats at a fly. See more »

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Blackfly
Written by Wade Hemsworth
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A delightful cartoon from NFB of Canada
15 September 2000 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

I love this cartoon! It's basically an animated song about a surveyor and the constant irritations caused by blackflies found everywhere. Lots of nice audio and video touches here. Deservedly nominated for a Academy Award. Recommended.


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