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On Saturday morning’s edition of Saturday’s Role With Reno, host Renos Spanoudes spoke to Charl-Johan Lingenfelder about Kanarie.
Kanarie tells the story of 18-year-old Johan Niemand (Schalk Bezuidenhout), who is called up for military service in 1985. He auditions and is accepted to the South African Defence Force Choir, called the ‘Canaries’.
When Johan discovers that he has growing feelings for a fellow choir member, he begins to question everything about himself and his world; his religion, patriotism, sexuality and the realities and truth of Apartheid South Africa.[ARVE src=”https://youtu.be/62gdHGqca8o” align=”right” width=”180″] Charl-Johan Lingenfelder is a nominee and winner of both Naledi and Fleur du Cap theatre awards for his music, soundscapes and musical direction, and is co-writer of Kanarie which took home the top prize in this year’s kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival.
Listen to the interview with Charl-Johan Lingenfelder here:
Tune in to Saturday’s Role With Reno: O Rolos Tou Savattou Me Ton Reno, Saturday mornings on The New Pan Hellenic Voice – Greek Community Radio 1422MW from 8 am to 11 am