The Journey of Askavlos

Το ταξίδι του Άσκαυλου

A journey through the Aegean Sea, where old meets new, and the askavlos, the ancient Greek bagpipe, is being revived in the hands of musicians dedicated to restoring and maintaining an ancient tradition. The instrument slowly but surely finds its way to the city, where modern musicians bring it into the contemporary music scene. The viewer becomes a witness to this revival and, alongside the protagonists, discovers something that is almost lost: the customs and ethos of the people of another era, and an oral tradition that was once a way of life, preserved over the centuries.

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No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Yorgos Arvanitis
Script: Yorgos Arvanitis
Cinematography: Zoe Dalaina, Markus Haaser
Editing: Chronis Theocharis
Sound: Söhnke Strohhark, Thodoris Babouris, Vassilis Athanassas, Anastasios Karadedos
Producers: Yorgos Arvanitis
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 88΄
Contact: qoppa film productions, Yorgos Arvanitis

Yorgos Arvanitis


2004 Head On, Behind the Scenes (short)
2009 Polit-talk (short)
2012 Tango, Therapy for Parkinson’s (short)
2020 The Journey of Askavlos