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Richly woven of fine threads that mingle and separate, surface and disappear, this poetic documentary studies the works of one of Canada's greatest contemporary etchers: Newfoundland-born David Blackwood. The artist himself guides the viewer through a step-by-step explanation of the entire etching process. Scenes of his hometown outport, examples of his masterfully crafted prints, and the vivid tales of an old mariner recall the tragic seal hunts and a way of life that has now vanished.

1976, 27 min 48 s

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Grand Prize for the Quality of the Image
Festival international du film sur l'art
March 5 to 10 1979, Paris - France

Prize of the O.M.T. Tourist Film - International Commission given by the Office for Economic Expansion, Section of Tourism, of the Principality of Monaco for the Best Film evocating the past of a region by the means of art.
Festival of Tourist and Folklore Films
October 24 to 28 1977, Brussels - Belgium

Golden Sheaf Award for Best Short Film
Yorkton Film Festival
October 11 to 15 1977, Yorkton - Canada

Golden Sheaf Award for Best Sound Editing to John Knight
Yorkton Film Festival
October 11 to 15 1977, Yorkton - Canada

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