Rocket Wars

Documentary (2016)
dir: Scott Carthy

Every year on the Island of Chios, Greece, a handful of tradition-abiding citizens host ‘Rouketopolemos’, a furious firework battle that has been waged for centuries between two local parishes. For some it’s the culmination of months of preparation and a highpoint of the year, for the others, the increasing scale has forced them indoors and to cover their homes in wire mesh for protection.  

Credits:
Director: Scott Carthy
Producer: Matt Diegan
Music: Konkret Cutz
Grade: Steve Atkins
Titles: Rose Pilkington
Researcher: Magda Gora