Once a year, on the eve of Easter Sunday, the parishioners of two churches on the island of Chios battle each other with rockets. The “rocket war” is an incredible spectacle, with opponents aiming to strike the other’s bell tower. While all of this mayhem is going on, the two Greek Orthodox churches are holding a mass.
The video above is Variable’s wonderful and dramatic vision of this annual tradition. It’s like a movie. Video below takes a look at the tradition.