Walking the Camino
USA, 2013, 84 Minute Running Time
ENDS THURSDAY at the Sie FilmCenter.
Across Spain, this sacred path stretches westward to the city of Santiago de Compostela where the bones of the apostle St. James are said to be buried. Millions of people from all over the world have traveled this trail for over 1,000 years—each one a seeker of something. The Camino remains, for many, a quest of faith. Others begin with no spiritual impetus in mind, but nevertheless are drawn to examine their personal beliefs and life purpose. And for others it is simply an intense physical challenge. Whatever their motivation, no one can predict just how their path will unfold, who they will meet, what personal demons or angels they will face, or what transformations they will undergo by the trail's end. Walking the Camino is an up-close look at one of humanity's most time-honored traditions. By following pilgrims from all walks of life as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind, we witness the Camino's magnetic and miraculous power to change lives. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, each pilgrim throws their heart and soul into a physical trek to Santiago and, most importantly, their personal journey to themselves.