The Orchid and the Bee. Frances Adair McKenzie

Activity - Film

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September 24, 2022 to May 14 2023
5 minutes film presented in a loop.
All Day Event
160, chemin Tour-de-l'Isle
Île Sainte-Hélène
Montréal, QC Canada
H3C 4G8

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Nature is wondrous and clever. As the famous naturalist Charles Darwin taught us, the most ingenious species manage to transform themselves in order to seduce the partners that will ensure their survival. The Orchid and the Bee by Frances Adair Mckenzie is an expressionistic ode that pays tribute to the forces of nature through a chain of genetic love affairs.


Adair Mckenzie’s team includes animators Brandon Blommaert and Elise Simard, stereoscopy and compositing wizard Fred Casia, and the NFB’s in-house technical director, Eloi Champagne. The Orchid and the Bee was produced by Jelena Popović and executive-produced by Michael Fukushima at the NFB’s English Animation Studio. Sound design by Catherine Van Der Donckt, and original music by Jennifer Castle.

About the NFB

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is one of the world’s leading digital content hubs, creating groundbreaking interactive documentaries and animation, mobile content, installations and participatory experiences. NFB interactive productions and digital platforms have won over 100 awards, including 21 Webbys.

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