Runtime: 123 Minutes
Language: Afrikaans with English Subtitles
Director: Christiaan Olwagen
Genre: Drama, Gay, Political
Canary is a charming musical drama chronicling one teen’s struggle to find his voice in 1985 South Africa against a backdrop of apartheid, religion, and war drafted, Johan joins the Canaries (the South African Defense Force Church Choir). He believes it will keep him out of fighting a war he is against, but he soon begins to see the role he plays in the oppression and injustice around him. The Canaries teach him that through hardship, camaraderie, first love, and the liberating freedom of music, his true self can be discovered.