Roza Eskenazi sang the way she lived, with passion, fire and love. This is the story of three young musicians from Greece, Turkey, and Israel, who embark on an exciting musical journey, to tell the story of Greece’s best known and best loved rebetiko singer for the first time on film. The artists will retrace her steps and perform her songs, as they delve into why Roza’s music is still so relevant to them today.
My Sweet Canary is an exuberant musical and cinematic journey in search of Roza Eskenazi, an artist whose music shaped the soundtrack of the region for almost a century. It’s a journey that will take them from Istanbul to Thessaloniki and to Athens, following the musical trail she left behind. Most of all, it’s a journey into a world that has largely vanished, but whose sounds continue to echo throughout the Mediterranean Basin.
Time: 7:30 pm
Directed By: Roy Sher
Documentary (2010): 89 min