A New Feature Film by the Meerkat Media Collective
An eccentric NYC band, a tiny Balkan village, and half a million fans transcend borders at the world’s largest trumpet festival.
The tiny Serbian town of Guča explodes with brass cacophony as half a million fans descend upon the world’s biggest trumpet festival. This year’s 50th festival anniversary promises to be an event of epic proportions, showcasing the musical pride of a region still recovering from decades of political upheaval. At stake is a singular moment in history when people from opposite sides of the globe are forced to confront the origins of their cultural identities in very different ways. Brasslands is the story of an unlikely American brass band’s journey across the Atlantic, their music, and just below the surface the human stories that play to this Balkan soundtrack.