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2h3m South Africa 2018


When Johan Niemand gets called up for military service at the age of 18 in South Africa in 1986, he auditioned and was accepted to the SADF Choir called the "Canaries". Against a landscape where law and religion oppress individuality, Johan and the Canaries had to survive military training and went on a nationwide tour. On the tour, Johan fell in love with a fellow choir mate Wolfgang. As Johan started questioning his religion, patriotism, and sexuality, his emerging creativity and passion for music leads to direct conflict with his commanding officers.


Country: South Africa
Language: AfrikaansEnglish
Director: Christiaan Olwagen
Awards: Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival 2018, Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival 2018, Cape Town International Film Market & Festival 2018 - Best LGBTQ Film

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