|UK Release Date||Friday, 06 May 2016|
|Cast||Crista Alfaiate, Américo Silva, Chico Chapas|
|Distributor||New Wave Films|
Scheherazade finds her storytelling abilities revived after an escape to the exquisite Archipelago. She turns down the attentions of Paddleman, despite his “excellent reproductive system”, but briefly takes up with a thief named Elvis and gets the confidence to launch her final tale, The Inebriating Chorus of the Chaffinches.
It’s a documentary style portrait of a community of working-class bird-trappers who train chaffinches to sing for competitions.
In the middle is an interlude, Hot Forest, in which a Chinese immigrant tells her unhappy story.
We return to the trapper Chico Chapas, and the volume ends with him walking a long road to the strains of the Langley Schools Project.