Warble the Bagpipes

The bagpipe “warbled” in Evros up until the 60s. Around it there were dancing, singing, people’s stories. But the times have changed. The Civil War, the emigration and the “modern times” spirit have eroded the instrument’s natural reserve. So the bagpipe was cast aside, as part of a world that most people wanted to escape. In the film “Warble the Bagpipes”, two bagpipe players of the older generation unravel their stories and talk about the years of the instrument’s “deafening silence”, agonizing about the future. On the other hand, young musicians decide to pick up the thread after two generations of silence. Will the bagpipes continue to warble?

Dimitris Kitsikoudis

He was born in Didymóteicho in 1966. He studied Directing at the Stavrakos School of Film and Television. He has worked in film and TV since 1989. He has worked with Theodoros Angelopoulos, Kostas Koutsomitis, Manousos Manousakis, Andreas Thomopoulos and many more. He has attended seminars on the historical and creative documentaries with ERT, the Vouli channed and MEDIA DESK. He is the head of a committee for “”UNESCO’s culture of peace””. He is a member of the Greek Documentary Network and the Greek Directors Guild.