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Kickstarting: A Documentary On Cicadas That Will Either Make You Shudder Or Cry

29/05/2013

Samuel Orr has been trying to get his documentary on cicadas off the ground since 2007. That’s still 11 years less than it (...)
Samuel Orr has been trying to get his on off the ground since 2007. That’s still 11 years less than it takes for to reappear. Cicadas are the Halley’s Comet of insects--except instead of 75 years, it only takes them 17 to reappear. Samuel Orr is a filmmaker and time-lapse photographer who wants to catch them when it happens. The Brood II have already begun to emerge in the Northeast, for the first time since 1996, making this moment the perfect time for Orr to complete his documentary. In 2007, he began filming the insects, who remain underground for years until the six-week period in which they enter daylight, grow wings and spawn. It’s a biological process that looks rather poetic when viewed up close.Read Full Story    
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