Inspired by the verse Jeremiah 34:8, Birdie's Song tells a story about two sisters and their search for freedom, as one sister tries to escape past mistakes, and the other tries hard to forgive her.
Birdie's Song is a film about freedom – the desperate pursuit to find it and the difficulty of actually holding on to it. Using the theme verse Jeremiah 34:8, where Jeremiah tells King Zedekiah to proclaim freedom for the slaves, was extremely challenging, mainly because the verse itself proclaims freedom, however, when you read further along, the freedom is eventually taken away. Because of this contradiction, it was decided that the same would be done in Birdie's Song. In our film, Birdie searches for her freedom. She is flying through life making mistake after mistake and dealing with addiction, an abusive relationship, and is often being bailed out by her siblings. On the other hand, Megan is feeling the burden of her younger sister's choices, often having to fix the situations, while letting the resentment build up and eat at her. Which sister is actually needing to be freed? Is it Birdie who is trying to escape her past? Or is it Megan, who can't seem to forgive? Birdie's Song challenges the audience to decide.
This film was created in conjunction with the 168 Film Festival.