What do you get when you combine a musical with a military drama of sorts? CANARY--a new film from South African director Christiaan Olwagen, premiering at Inside Out later this month.
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Set in South Africa in 1985 against a backdrop of apartheid, religion, and war, CANARY follows a teen who has always been bullied in his small town for his flair for British new wave music and love of Boy George. After he gets called on by the military and auditions for the Canaries (the South African Defense Choir), he thinks the choir will be his ticket out of fighting the war, but he begins to see the role he plays in the oppression and injustice around him (all while falling in love with a fellow Canary).
It's a brilliant film about finding yourself in a world of the unexpected.
Check out an exclusive look at the trailer below--and find more information on how to see the film at Inside Out right here.