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While You Live, Shine

A journey deep into the oldest music in the Western world - Greek music - guided by an eccentric musicologist who has dedicated his life to understanding and preserving it. An immersive sonic and visual feast that leaves the viewer feeling they've looked into a way of life that the 21st century has left behind. A call to arms for a different way of listening to music and understanding humanity.

Film Info

ATTRIBUTES - Color, Stereo

Chris King Chris King


Patrick Jordan

Director, Producer

Paul Duane


There's a magnificent match cut at an early juncture of While You Live, Shine -- from a microscopic view of the grooves in the 78 RPM record supplying the film's soundtrack to the craggy landscape of the Greek mountains from which the music comes--that demonstrates in an instant this wonderful documentary's innate understanding of the power of art to transport us.

Ronan Doyle - Scannain

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