Siri Melchior’s short animation is about a little bird who cannot whistle no matter how hard it tries. Entirely set to a musical score, this short film has a calm and positive tone. As the bird fails to whistle, it finds out that whistling happens all over the city in which the birds live. The trains whistle, a little girl whistles, and so do the traffic inspectors directing the rhythmic rush of cars and trucks on the roads. Viewers will celebrate when the little bird finally manages to whistle. The film opens up a dialogue about tolerance, through the representation of different ways of expression: the train, the girl, the detective, the birds, all whistle and move to the same rhythm. This tolerance also places the text as a positive way to look at the celebration of diversity, on an implicit level.
The filmmaker, Siri Melchior, also made The Dog who was a Cat Inside.