It’s 1985 and when small-town boy Johan Niemand (Schalk Bezuidenhout) turns 18 he is drafted into the South African Defence Force. Being musically talented Joahn is fortunate enough to escape combat and is accepted into the SADF Choir known as the “Kanaries” (Canaries).

Set against a landscape where law and religion oppress individuality, Johan and the Kanaries have to first survive military training before travelling from town to town on a nationwide tour. Their mission to entertain the troops and local people,  to fortify belief in the military effort and above all to promote the cause of both Church and State.

The young men are all expected to “conform” but individuality always finds a way to triumph.

Cast: Schalk Bezuidenhout, Hannes Otto, Germandt Geldenhuys
Director: Christiaan Olwagen
Writers: Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, Christiaan Olwagen
Country: South Africa
Language: African, English
Subtitles: English
Running Time: 120 min
DVD Release Date: 26-08-2019
VoD Release Date: 26-08-2019
Year: 2018

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