Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago

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Embark on a journey with six strangers from around the world as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot – with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, each pilgrim throws themselves heart and soul into their 500-mile trek across Spain to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, walking the ancient pilgrim path known as the Camino de Santiago. Whatever their motivation, no one can predict just how their paths will unfold, what personal demons or angles they will face, or what transformations they will undergo by trail’s end. Millions of people from all over the world have traveled this trail for over 1,000 years – in 2010 alone, over 270,000 people attempted the arduous trek – each one a seeker of something. The new documentary Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago 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 traverse the Camino de Santiago, we witness the Camino’s magnetic and miraculous power to change lives – a physical trek that ultimately becomes a personal journey to themselves. (Dir. by Lydia B. Smith, 2014, 84 mins., Not Rated) Digital