PBS Short Film Festival

Black Canaries

Season 2018 Episode 3 | 14m 42s Video has closed captioning.

Isolated, desperate, and haunted by his coal-stained birthright, Father continues his daily descent into the accursed Maple mine—even after it has crippled his ancestors and blinded his youngest son. Set in 1907 and based on director Jesse Kreitzer’s own coal mining heritage, Black Canaries is a powerful meditation on patrimony, loyalty, and love.

Aired: 05/04/18

Expired: 07/12/20

Rating: NR

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