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(David Blackwood)

Year: 1976
Language: English
Format: 35mm Colour
Runtime: 28 min
Director: Tony Ianzelo, Andy Thomson
Producer: Tom Daly
Executive Producer: Colin Low
Writer: Barry Cowling
Cinematographer: Tony Ianzelo, Raymond Dumas, Richard Moras
Editor: Les Halman
Sound: Joseph Champagne, Michel Descombes, John Knight
Music: Ben Low
Narration: Gordon Pinsent
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada, Global Mechanic
This poetic and richly textured documentary focuses on Newfoundland-born David Blackwood, one of Canada’s foremost etchers. While Blackwood takes the viewer through a step-by-step explanation of the etching process, the filmmakers intercut scenes of his outport home with vivid tales from an old mariner recalling the seal hunts and a way of life that has now vanished. Blackwood received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Documentary Short.