Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Freshwater Plague

Shadflies everywhere! That`s the curse of North Bay during late June and early July when the shadflies emerge after spending a year or two underwater for their day or two of mature life.

Hosing down buildings deeply covered by shadflies and vacuuming the streets are some of the ways the natives deal with the shadflies and their moulted skin.

This movie was by a student from Sheridan and was absolutely delightful. Some close-ups of feet crunching the shadlies as they walked along a wharf were actually rather spooky, and there was lots of humour. It`s hard enough to find screenings of documentaries, and you`re even less likely to find a screening of a short film like this (10 minutes), but if you ever have a chance, take this one in.

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