Northwest Prime’s Lori Ness interviews Director Lydia B. Smith
about her latest
“Walking The Camino”
Interview on Northwest Prime and Seattle Wave Radio:
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. (Partially subtitled) Official Web Site
[copy from Landmark Theatres.com]
Published on Oct 10, 2014
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.