A film by Dublin director Paul Duane, While You Live, Shine is the story of how an American record collector's obsession with the oldest music in Western Europe changed his life. Watch for free on QFT Player from Friday 10 July (available for 24 hours).
American musicologist Chris King is legendary in his field. His collection of and passion for old 78 records is inspiring, as is his ability to use modern technology to unlock their sonic secrets. But his discovery of the music of Epirus in northern Greece was to transform King’s life, and the raw folk music he believes connects us with our most ancient ancestors prompted him to travel to the region. What emerges is some of the most hypnotic and stirring music you’ve never heard.
While You Live, Shine will be available to watch in the UK and Ireland here from 7pm on Friday 10 July. Free to watch for 24 hours, no subscription necessary.
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