LatinoBuzz: 'Walking the Camino' At Balboa!

by Sydney Levine
December 12, 2013 11:00 AM
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Lydia Smith and Theresa Tollini's 'Walking the Camino'

Continuing its one-week run at the Balboa Theater in San Francisco, the breathtaking documentary Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago, tells the story of a  stunning journey across the Spanish landscapes to the city of Santiago de Compostela. Part religious pilgrimage and part endurance test, those who venture into this path are in for an unforgettable experience. Co-directed by Lydia Smith and Theresa Tollini the film captures this adventure brilliantly.

Brief Synopsis below:

WALKING THE CAMINO: SIX WAYS TO SANTIAGO plays for one week only at the Balboa. Since the ninth century, millions of world travelers have embarked on an epic pilgrimage across northern Spain that is known to be profoundly enlightening, spiritually nourishing and physically challenging. Today, several hundred thousand people a year descend on this mostly unpaved path with little more than a backpack and a pair of boots. Through Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago we are able to journey into the hearts and minds of six modern-day pilgrims as they cope with blisters, exhaustion, loneliness and self-doubt to triumph over fears and prejudices that have become roadblocks to living a fulfilled life. Find out why audiences everywhere are raving about the film that Martin Sheen, star of “The Way,” calls a “brilliant documentary.”

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