A film by Paul Duane.

The world’s oldest mourning song, the mirologi unchanged in the mountain villages of Zagoria, a part of the ancient Greek province of Epirus, close by the Albanian border.

For three days every year, an unceasing festival of song is held there, its purpose: to heal life’s wounds for all who hear it and dance to it. For one man, it became a path from death, back into life.

“Love your life, and live it, but remember the dead, and that you won’t always be here.”

The music of Epirus is played so that people can dance to it, drink and be transported from their troubles, while also remembering their loved ones who have passed on

Paul Duane

Christopher King

    Festivals

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    Chris King

    Thessaloniki Film Festival

    International Film Festival Rotterdam

    Belfast Film Festival

    RTE

    While You Live, Shine is featured on the RTE Culture website:

    An extended version of RTE lyric fm’s Culture File interview with documentary filmmaker, Paul Duane, on his latest, While You Live, Shine, a film which takes us up, high in the mountains of Northern Greece, to one of the world’s oldest music festivals.

    Paul Duane winner of IndieCork spirit of the festival award

     

    Dublin International Film Festival

     

    Dublin Greek Film Festival

     

    athinorama

    athinorama

    Review –  While you live shine

    Scannain

    Review –  While you live shine

    AN INCREDIBLY ENJOYABLE MELODIC ODYSSEY, PAUL DUANE’S ENDLESSLY CURIOUS FILM TRAVELS TO GREECE SEARCHING FOR THE OLDEST MUSIC IN THE WESTERN WORLD.

    Gráinne Humphreys
    Gráinne Humphreys
    Dublin IFF Director

    The Financial Times

    Lament From Epirus by Christopher C King. Roma holiday

     

    New York Book Review- A Dance macabre – Christopher King

     

    Kirkus Book reviews

    Emotionally wrenching music from northwestern Greece evokes questions about the meaning of music itself.

    Good Reads

     

    Q&A at Dublin International Film Festival

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