Directing a short documentary for the Athenian chapter of World Music Day

Collective Members: Vaggelis Fasoulopoulos; Watch the documentary

World Music Day is a global celebration of music that takes place every year on June 21st. It is a free and open event that invites musicians of all genres, ages, and backgrounds to perform in public spaces, parks, streets, and online platforms. The goal is to create a joyful and inclusive atmosphere where people can share their passion for music and discover new sounds and cultures.

One of the most vibrant and diverse cities that participated in World Music Day this year was Athens, the capital of Greece. Athens has a rich musical heritage that spans from ancient times to modern genres such as rebetiko, laiko, rock, hip hop, and electronic music. The city also hosts a large number of immigrants and refugees who bring their own musical traditions and influences to the local scene.

To showcase the musical diversity and creativity of Athens, Vag collaborated with World Music Day to produce a documentary film that followed the preparations and performances of several artists and groups who participated in the event. The film captured the stories, challenges, and aspirations of these musicians, as well as the interactions and collaborations that emerged among them. The film also highlighted the social and cultural impact of music as a tool for expression, communication, and integration.

Vag directed the documentary, using a cinematic style and a dynamic editing to create a captivating and engaging narrative. The film was shot with high-quality cameras and drones, and featured original music composed by some of the artists themselves. The film was also subtitled in English, French, and Arabic to reach a wider audience.

The documentary was premiered online on June 21st, coinciding with the World Music Day celebrations. The film received positive feedback from viewers, who praised the quality of the production, the diversity of the music, and the authenticity of the stories. The film also helped to raise awareness and support for World Music Day and its mission to promote music as a universal language and a human right.

We are proud to have Vag on our team, who contributed to this project. He helped World Music Day spread its message of musical harmony and solidarity. As a collective, we hope that this documentary will inspire more people to join this movement and to celebrate music in all its forms and expressions.


Disclaimer: The work presented herein has been performed by a member of our collective/team and is not to be understood as a project completed by the agency as a whole.