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Documentary about the Camino de Santiago - June 2017

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Cat B

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Camino(s) past & future
June 2017
I'm writing on behalf of documentary-makers travelling along the Camino de Santiago/St James' Way in northern Spain throughout the month of June this year (2017). We are looking for good stories as to why you are walking the Camino and what it means to you. Please get in touch if you'd be interested to meet us and share your stories.

Email Catalina on caminodesantiagodocumentary@gmail.com

Thank you and ¡Buen Camino!
 

scott almburg

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2015
I'll be walking from Santo Domingo de Calzada starting May 30 and will be walking for 18-20 days.
Maybe we will meet along the way somewhere?
 

davebugg

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Frances (2018)
Camino Ingles (2019)
Do we really need another one ?
How will this one be different?
I agree... one look at YouTube, for example, and the choices for viewing are breathlessly vast. The other aspect is the further publicity for the Camino Frances and the impact of further crowding. Just a consideration. I certainly would choose to not participate in a broadcast documentary, simply because the most central and personal "why" of my pilgrimage is between me and God. The other aspects of "why" I am doing the pilgrimage, are for those whom I befriend or who befriend me :)
 

wcsjms

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2016) ; 1st Camino Frances September 2016-November 2016 ; Camino Frances August 2017-October 2017
I agree... one look at YouTube, for example, and the choices for viewing are breathlessly vast. The other aspect is the further publicity for the Camino Frances and the impact of further crowding. Just a consideration. I certainly would choose to not participate in a broadcast documentary, simply because the most central and personal "why" of my pilgrimage is between me and God. The other aspects of "why" I am doing the pilgrimage, are for those whom I befriend or who befriend me :)
I think it has already gone commercial. I am not sure when, maybe someone here can provide the information, but there is a Camino Race planned for this year. I do not know who is behind it but I signed a petition to stop it a month or two ago. Commercialization of any of the Camino Paths is just wrong, very wrong.
 

davebugg

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Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Frances (2018)
Camino Ingles (2019)
I think it has already gone commercial. I am not sure when, maybe someone here can provide the information, but there is a Camino Race planned for this year. I do not know who is behind it but I signed a petition to stop it a month or two ago. Commercialization of any of the Camino Paths is just wrong, very wrong.
My point was not really about commercialization, but about how publicity generates more crowds.

I remember the Camino Race that you are referring to, and agree with your point. It seems, however, that there have been many past commercial-type events on the Caminos throughout the years.
 

Jersey

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
July 2017
Do we really need another one ?
How will this one be different?
The Camino is going to continue to evolve into a more commercial endeavor. No one will be able stop it. Good? Bad?
The whole story hasn't been written yet.
I remember when Bruce Springsteen released Born In The USA in 1985.
After a few listens I told my wife " we are screwed. This album is going to be huge. We will never get tickets now "
 
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Anemone del Camino

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The Camino is going to continue to evolve into a more commercial endeavor. No one will be able stop it. Good? Bad?
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Bad. Which is why albergues need to ask for more than a few €, and I don't mean money only.

Which is why credenciales should not be handed over just for a couple of €. Love how the Salvador crendecial says ot can be revoked for not behaving well in albergues.

Love Buthan's idea of limiting visas so that its culture doesn't go down the drain for a few $.
 

Nanc

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (Sept 2016)
SDC/ Finesterre/ Muxia (2016)
Surely the outside world hears of pilgrims, sees photographs and hears comments on the Camino.
It seems natural that the television crews would wonder about the "thing" that draws over 240,000 people a year to walk.
If some people say The Way opened theirs eyes to the possibility, is it any worse to know that a documentary is trying to find words from those who walk, to describe even a portion of the Camino and their walk?
The Camino is seductive, deep, fresh, engaging, introspective, out-going, hard and easy. We will not stop the masses who swell the ranks. Another book, movie or documentary is not to blame for the influx. Perhaps its energy attracts regardless.

Let those who feel the need to share and grab 10 minutes of fame do so. Let those who prefer not to let technology impact their Camino continue on.
I see no harm in the request or intent (IMHO)
nanc
 
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Anemone del Camino

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The problem is that movies/documentaries are always years behind what was taped. Anyone hoping for "that movie" experience was already 3-4-5 uears too late. And thanks to that movie, that discrepancy went up exponentially.

Yup, that ship has sailed.

If you were to interview me in 07, the good old days, and aired the documentary in 09, 11... what I was experiencing was already not replicable.

Oddly enough, now that I am a repeat offender, and a "pre-that-movie" walker, my story would be ohhhh so different front that of the newbie.
 

Jersey

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
July 2017
Bad. Which is why albergues need to ask for more than a few €, and I don't mean money only.

Which is why credenciales should not be handed over just for a couple of €. Love how the Salvador crendecial says ot can be revoked for not behaving well in albergues.

Love Buthan's idea of limiting visas so that its culture doesn't go down the drain for a few $.
I disagree with nothing you say. I'll leave the opinions as to what is best for the Camino to those who know more than I do.
My point was the train is coming down the track & my opinion is none of us have a say in it other than walking a less traveled route to Santiago.
I've never even walked the Camino but I spent a month in Spain last summer and fell in love with the Country. Specifically La Coruna.
I think it was my second week in Coruna when I saw a cruise ship.
I was shocked and then thought I hope this doesn't become too common.
I plan on spending at least a month or two in Coruna every year & the last thing I want is a cruise ship docking every day.
Selfish? Likely but with good intentions
 
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Anemone del Camino

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I disagree with nothing you say. I'll leave the opinions as to what is best for the Camino to those who know more than I do.
My point was the train is coming down the track & my opinion is none of us have a say in it other than walking a less traveled route to Santiago.
Problem is that as we publicaly walk other C. (This forum, guides, etc) more peiple will see the golden goose coming their way (hello Galisteo! and the run by the Invierno). As we complain about having to pau for penison rates amd not albergue rates, someome will "come up and meet our needs". Ruining it all. So a balance needs to be stuck.

How? With $ or intention? I like the idea of having to price intention, as in the good old days. Apply to your local priest, prove your volunteer communtiy work, something.
 

Jersey

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
July 2017
Problem is that as we publicaly walk other C. (This forum, guides, etc) more peiple will see the golden goose coming their way (hello Galisteo! and the run by the Invierno). As we complain about having to pau for penison rates amd not albergue rates, someome will "come up and meet our needs". Ruining it all. So a balance needs to be stuck.

How? With $ or intention? I like the idea of having to price intention, as in the good old days. Apply to your local priest, prove your volunteer communtiy work, something.
A noble idea but too subjective to work in practice.
Also I can't see the other routes becoming crowded anytime soon.
99% of the folks watching the documentaries, reading the books & blogs and have seen the movies want to walk the Francis. No?
 
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Anemone del Camino

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A noble idea but too subjective to work in practice.
Also I can't see the other routes becoming crowded anytime soon.
99% of the folks watching the documentaries, reading the books & blogs and have seen the movies want to walk the Francis. No?
Well, fist things first ... it ain't the "Francis" but the " Frances".

Let's just stop stalking, oops, talking about the other C., and then my dreams will come true, without me being even more of a cow ? ;)
 

Kanga

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Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese.
I am on the Camino Frances. I am between Sarria and Santiago. I am not walking. I am catching buses and taxis. I am having my pack carried. Yesterday I had deep and personal conversations with three people, all of whom were moved to tears, and for whom the Camino is life changing. They would not be here but for the infrastructure and having heard about the Camino. Who are we to judge what is good? We try to implement by our decisions and actions what appears to be best, but at the end of the day we only have control over ourselves. Until each of us is all knowing and with perfect judgment, I think that is a good thing. I've never yet come across a human dictator I would be happy to have choose my path.
 

Lucy Keenan

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Northern Route - 2016
Santiago to Finestiere and Muxia - 2017
Frances Route - May 2018
Camino Ingles
Do we really need another one ?
How will this one be different?
Quite agree. Its busy enough. And as you say what on earth would it add?
 

Lucy Keenan

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Northern Route - 2016
Santiago to Finestiere and Muxia - 2017
Frances Route - May 2018
Camino Ingles
I am on the Camino Frances. I am between Sarria and Santiago. I am not walking. I am catching buses and taxis. I am having my pack carried. Yesterday I had deep and personal conversations with three people, all of whom were moved to tears, and for whom the Camino is life changing. They would not be here but for the infrastructure and having heard about the Camino. Who are we to judge what is good? We try to implement by our decisions and actions what appears to be best, but at the end of the day we only have control over ourselves. Until each of us is all knowing and with perfect judgment, I think that is a good thing. I've never yet come across a human dictator I would be happy to have choose my path.
Are you finishing the Via Della Plata? I would love to hear your views.
 

Jersey

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
July 2017
After thinking about this for a few days; let them make more documentaries, make more movies and write more books.
Is the Camino going to become more commercialized? Of course but what the hell, let everyone join the party.
Those who walked before the movie enjoyed a special experience.
Not to be confused with the thinking that they are special because they were ahead of the curve.
Is my son less of a U2 fan than I because I listened to them years before he did? Of course not.
Did he miss the enjoyment of watching them grow & evolve into one of the top bands in the world? Of course he did.
Would the first million pilgrims who walked the Camino hundreds of years ago think we were real pilgrims? With our top of the line shoes, compeed, Osprey bags, fresh drinking water, modern medicines & cell phones.
 

Lucy Keenan

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Northern Route - 2016
Santiago to Finestiere and Muxia - 2017
Frances Route - May 2018
Camino Ingles
Yes, you are right of course. And hey there isn't just the Frances route...
 

Jersey

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
July 2017
Yes, you are right of course. And hey there isn't just the Frances route...
Exactly. I'll be in Spain 6 weeks this summer but only have time to walk Leon to Santiago. I hope to walk the whole Frances in a few years but plan on walking the Ingles way next year before that gets too popular lol
 

Lucy Keenan

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Northern Route - 2016
Santiago to Finestiere and Muxia - 2017
Frances Route - May 2018
Camino Ingles
I'm going from Santiago to Finesterre next month as I didn't do it last year when I did the Northern Route in August. You should consider it. I'd like to do the Frances route, its just the numbers. If I get a significant time off then looking at the Via del Plata
 

Mick McQueen

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Camino(s) past & future
I am escorting the Roll of Honour (Afghanistan) on Camino France on 20 May from SJPDP
The Roll of Honour details the 41 young Australians who died on Active Service in Afghanistan. In the centenary of the ANZAC’s, the Roll of Honour will be escorted to 41 prominent places and events around the World, laying 41 Poppies at each location.
My Camino is special as I am escorting the Roll of Honour Afghanistan from the Australian War Memorial and laying 41 poppies on the shores of Fisterre to remember the 41 young Australians who died in the war against terror.
This is a picture of Adam Scott laying the poppies for me at the completion of the final round of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass Florida on my way to Spain.
 

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Richmond Gardner

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Camino(s) past & future
(2017)
Bad. Which is why albergues need to ask for more than a few €, and I don't mean money only.

Which is why credenciales should not be handed over just for a couple of €. Love how the Salvador crendecial says ot can be revoked for not behaving well in albergues.

Love Buthan's idea of limiting visas so that its culture doesn't go down the drain for a few $.
Sadly, many towns on the Camino do not have the luxury of Bhutan's position
 

JulieandPeter

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (April/May 2015)
Frances (May/June 2017)
Planning Le Puy to SJPDP (August/September 2018)
Cat B, Best wishes to you! Please get out there and discover the Camino for yourself and all it has to offer to all people. We all share this journey in life; hope to see you along the way.
 
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Cat B

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
June 2017
My Camino is special as I am escorting the Roll of Honour Afghanistan from the Australian War Memorial and laying 41 poppies on the shores of Fisterre to remember the 41 young Australians who died in the war against terror.
This is a picture of Adam Scott laying the poppies for me at the completion of the final round of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass Florida on my way to Spain.
Hi Mick,

Would you mind getting in touch with me via the email address so I can talk to you in more detail about this? It sounds incredible.

Thank you!

Best wishes,

Catalina
 

Cat B

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
June 2017
Hello everyone!

If you didn't see it a few weeks ago, I posted about a documentary that I'm working on along the Camino de Santiago (Camino Francés) this June. My team and I will be walking from SJPDP on the 6th June and would love to hear from people that will be walking (or are already walking) on the Camino during that time.

Please email me on caminodesantiagodocumentary@gmail.com

I've had some great stories come through and would love to hear from any more of you who can tell me why they're doing this incredible pilgrimage.

¡Buen Camino!

I'm writing on behalf of documentary-makers travelling along the Camino de Santiago/St James' Way in northern Spain throughout the month of June this year (2017). We are looking for good stories as to why you are walking the Camino and what it means to you. Please get in touch if you'd be interested to meet us and share your stories.

Email Catalina on caminodesantiagodocumentary@gmail.com

Thank you and ¡Buen Camino!
 

Mick McQueen

https://www.facebook.com/groups/
Camino(s) past & future
I am escorting the Roll of Honour (Afghanistan) on Camino France on 20 May from SJPDP
The Roll of Honour details the 41 young Australians who died on Active Service in Afghanistan. In the centenary of the ANZAC’s, the Roll of Honour will be escorted to 41 prominent places and events around the World, laying 41 Poppies at each location.
Hi Mick,

Would you mind getting in touch with me via the email address so I can talk to you in more detail about this? It sounds incredible.

Thank you!

Best wishes,

Catalina
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