Kaua’i’ōʻō

Stemming from the only remaining sound artifact of a now extinct bird species, filmmaker Samy Benhamar invites us into a poetic dialogue with the last Kaua’i’ōʻō. In a somewhat delirious sensory exploration the camera rushed to transport us in between different territories, as far as the heavens, in search of traces from a being that no longer exists or is doomed to disappear…

Directed by

Samy Benammar

2023 | 4 min | French, English (s.t. English)

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Filmmaker’s country: Canada
Country of filming: Algeria, Canada, France
Country of production: Canada

Cinema exhibition
Screening followed by a discussion with the filmmaker (Kaua’i’ōʻō)

Discussion with the filmmaker
Q&A with with Samy Benhammar

Friday, May 10

8 pm | Cinéma Moderne

7:30 pm Audience welcome
8 pm Screening begins

5150 Saint-Laurent Blvd.
Montreal, QC
H2T 1R8

Free admission, subject to availability

May 10th films