ABOUT ’WALKING THE CAMINO'
500 miles on foot. Bunk-beds. Blisters. Stunning landscapes. World-class snorers. Hot searing sun, freezing cold rain. Kindness from strangers. Debilitating injury. Unexpected romance. No toilet paper when you really need it. Profound grief and deep doubt. Hunger. Laughing with new friends. Total exhaustion. You are guaranteed to experience all of this when walking the ancient pilgrim path, the Camino de Santiago.
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. The Camino is world-renowned; UNESCO named it a World Heritage Site and the Council of Europe declared it the first European Cultural Itinerary. 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.
In the Middle Ages, pilgrims sought forgiveness of their sins and admission to heaven. 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 others are in it simply for the 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. Byfollowing 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 themselves heart-and-soul into their physical trek to Santiago and, most importantly, their personal journey to themselves.
American Documentary Film Festival (Palm Springs, CA) – Audience Favorite
Rainier Independent Film Festival (Ashord, WA) – Best Documentary Newport Beach Film Festival (Newport Beach, CA) – Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking Festival Cine Y TV Camino de Santiago (Spain) – Best Documentary Hollywood Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA) – Best Documentary
Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival (Hood River, OR) – Best Documentary
Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) – Best Documentary
WED SEP 2 - TICKETS: $16 (Adult), $13 (Seniors & Children)
Tickets available at www.oranacinemas.com.au or from the Orana Cinemas box office.
WHAT IS FILM HARVEST?
Film Harvest Midwest embraces quality films that wouldn't ordinarily be presented in regional WA.
Featuring a different film at Orana Cinemas every Wednesday night, FILM HARVEST MIDWEST is an INDEPENDENT festival partnering with regional businesses and engaging community to present an ongoing calendar of not-to-be-missed events.
Prepare to celebrate as we embrace film diversity in regional WA.
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