While you Live, Shine

Feature Doc

A documentary by Paul Duane.

The world’s oldest mourning song, the mirologi, unchanged for millennia.

For three days every year, an unceasing festival of song is held in the mountain villages of Zagoria, part of the ancient Greek province of Epirus, close to the Albanian border. 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.

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