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The Journey of Askavlos

Following the ancient Greek bagpipe, "The Journey of Askavlos" takes the viewer on a journey from stone-built villages, where the instrument’s origins lie, to the concrete jungles of modern towns and cities. He becomes a witness to this revival and discovers a thing almost lost: the customs and an ethos of a people of another era, and an oral tradition that was once a way of life. The viewer meets authentic practitioners of an ancient tradition, as well as young musicians who are discovering it at the moment of its decline. Together, they bring it into the present and keep it alive for future generations. The bagpipe is being assimilated by the contemporary music scene and is integrating with modern sounds, beyond the realm of traditional festivals, thereby gaining a younger audience and enjoying great resonance around Greece and worldwide.
Directed and produced by Yorgos Arvanitis.
8th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra, 2nd Greek Feature Documentary Award, Editing Award, Sound Award/ Los Angeles Greek Film Festival/ Thessaloniki Documentary Festival/ Film Library of Womex/ GrecDoc/ Cannes World Film Festival/ Chania Film Festival/ Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival



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