Cicade (HD, stereo sound, 1') is a black and white animation based on the life cycle of the cicada. Cicadas spend their long lives as larvae, silent and immobile, underground. Then thousands of larvae emerge collectively, drawn by a internal clock, from holes in the earth. Within hours, they become hyperactive flying adults, whose courtship calls make them the loudest known insects. Two months later, the adults of that brood will all die, leaving behind eggs that will hatch to become a new underground generation. One that will emerge again in 13 or 17 years.