A young boy named Sonny works in an underground coal mine with the adults, taking care of the canary that detects deadly methane gas. He teaches the bird to play dead to prank the men, risking their lives for a moment in the sunlight above.
[Pierre-Hugues Dallaire, Benoit Therriault, Director]
Some people are not aware of the fact that canaries were actually used in underground coal mines. This fact was the inspiration for the film.
PH & Ben have been directing together for over ten years. CANARY is a story they have carried with them for almost as long. Their short films and commissioned work have been featured at the Annecy International Film Festival.