2020 Films

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago

Director: Lydia B. Smith
Country of Origin: United States
2013

A up-close look at the ancient spiritual pilgrimage known as the Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James. Since the ninth century, millions have embarked on this pilgrimage across northern Spain. There are many routes to Santiago, and “Walking the Camino” focuses on the most well-traveled: the Camino Francés, which begins in St. Jean Pied de Port and ends in Santiago de Compostela. This 500-mile long journey leads each pilgrim to Santiago and most importantly, it ultimately leads them to their true selves.

Following the journeys of six modern-day pilgrims as they cope with blisters, exhaustion, and loneliness, “Walking the Camino” explores the universal themes of this physically challenging, spiritually nourishing, and profoundly enlightening journey. While each of the six pilgrims walks the Camino for different reasons and with varied backgrounds, they each experience personal triumphs over their own doubts and fears.

There is no single right way to live life, nor is there a single right way to walk the Camino. “Walking the Camino” not only illustrates the importance that we must each follow our own path in life, it encourages and inspires us to do so wholeheartedly.

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Lydia B. Smith
Lydia B. Smith

Producer: Lydia B. Smith, Sally Bentley, and Theresa Tollini Coleman
Key Cast: Tomas Moreno, Samantha Gilbert, Wayne Emdee, Tatiana Jacquot, Annie O'Neil and Anne Marie Misser