by Roy SHER

90 minutes, 2011

Production : Sher Film and Music Productions, IBA, ARTE, ERT, TAU / Israël

In Greece and Turkey Roza Eskenazi is the most famous singer of the 1930’s, the “diva” of Rebetiko music. Following three young musicians from Greece, Turkey and Israel, the film tells the story of her life, of a world which no longer exists. Brought together by their love of her music, today’s musicians go in search of Eskenazi’s heirs and her musical, multicultural heritage.

Roy SHER is a producer and director of documentaries and dramas. Born in 1977 in Haifa (Israel) he studied film and television at the University of Tel Aviv. Back at Haifa he produced and directed the short drama “Mazal” (2008, 18′) which has received 5 awards and been shown in more than 40 international festivals. Roy Sher is a member of the Israeli Union of Directors and the Forum of Israeli Documentary Directors. “My Sweet Canary” is his first full-length film.