Kanarie: Olwagen’s Coming of Age Musical Drama

Directed and co-written by Christiaan Olwagen, KANARIE (Afrikaans for Canary), a coming-of-age musical drama set in South Africa in 1985, premiered to great acclaim at many LGBT film festivals.

The story concerns a young boy who discovers his own true identity through hardship, camaraderie, first love, and the liberating freedom of music.


Production Company: Marche Media
Directed by: Christiaan Olwagen
Written by: Christiaan Olwagen & Charl-Johan Lingenfelder
Music by: Charl-Johan Lingenfelder

Schalk Bezuidenhout, Hannes Otto, Germandt Geldenhuys, Gerard Rudolf & Jacques Bessenger
Running Time: 120 minutes