The Camino de Santiago is an 1100 year old pilgrimage with routes throughout Europe that end at Santiago de Compostela in Northwest Spain. Thousands of people walk, bicycle or go by horseback every year. Host Stephanie Potter speaks with film maker Lydia Smith, whose first walk on the Camino inspired her to direct her first feature length film, the forthcoming "Camino Documentary;" and with Kathy Kennerly who's recently started the Portland chapter of the American Pilgrims on the Camino. Kathy volunteers in pilgrim hostels to help others travel the Camino.
Just like the Camino itself, Lydia expects her Camino Documentary to create "a sense of global community and spark a dialogue about life’s biggest questions. Amidst a time of considerable social malaise, The Camino Documentary will illuminate what enables us to transcend the perceived boundaries of race, language, social status, age, faith and nationality, and remind us of what is best about being human."
Learn more about this ancient tradition that for many brings new perspectives on how to live; and provides inner growth, a rewarding physical challenge, and an opportunity to connect with others from around the world. (Music by Kevin Mcleod)
Join the Portlandia Chapter of American PIlgrims for a Sunday Stroll, Sunday, February 26, 2012, 2:00 p.m.! The meeting point will be the Eastbank Esplanade sign at Southeast Water Avenue at Hawthorne Boulevard.