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New Spanish TV series ¡Buen camino!

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JabbaPapa

"True Pilgrim"
Camino(s) past & future
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There's a new reality show/documentary/introductory Spanish TV series about the Camino, called ¡Buen Camino! from RTVE.

It's fairly good, with a good mix of all sorts of pilgrims and pieces of walking, interviews, character portraits, and lots of enthusiasm and fun -- and it gives a good perspective into what the Camino represents from a Spanish point of view.

The first two episodes are available here http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/buen-camino/ - in Spanish with Spanish subtitles (including because some of the pilgrims speak in dialect).
 
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HedaP

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances starting SJPdP Sept/Oct 2015, April/May 2017
Thank you @JabbaPapa. Really enjoyed both programs. It was a great way to pass an hour or two on a frosty winter's morning. Justified the time by calling it Spanish homework. ;) Wish I'd been able to understand more of the dialogue but I think I got the gist of it. Really nice to recognise a couple of faces. Wondering when it was filmed because when I walked in spring earlier this year there was a dog that looked very much like that wolf. Kudos to those who walk the camino carrying brushes and cans of yellow and turquoise paint. I love that his car is now the colours of the camino or at least that's what I think he said. :p
 

Kev

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sept-Oct 2015
Camino Portuguese Sept-Oct 2018
Camino Portuguese Oct 2020
Helpful hint, I watched it in Chrome with the subtitles on. The auto language translate works like a charm and almost immediately translates the Spanish sub-titles to English.
 

HedaP

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances starting SJPdP Sept/Oct 2015, April/May 2017
Helpful hint, I watched it in Chrome with the subtitles on. The auto language translate works like a charm and almost immediately translates the Spanish sub-titles to English.
Far out! That is a fantastic hint. Where is the absolutely brilliant button?
 

Robyn Scott

Robyn
Camino(s) past & future
May 2017 September (2019)
There's a new reality show/documentary/introductory Spanish TV series about the Camino, called ¡Buen Camino! from RTVE.

It's fairly good, with a good mix of all sorts of pilgrims and pieces of walking, interviews, character portraits, and lots of enthusiasm and fun -- and it gives a good perspective into what the Camino represents from a Spanish point of view.

The first two episodes are available here http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/buen-camino/ - in Spanish with Spanish subtitles (including because some of the pilgrims speak in dialect).
Not available in my country South Africa. Disappointed because I did see people filming from a vehicle. Can't remember where.
 
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JabbaPapa

"True Pilgrim"
Camino(s) past & future
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Not available in my country South Africa. Disappointed because I did see people filming from a vehicle. Can't remember where.
That's a shame, but those you saw filming weren't necessarily on this project -- there seem to be several concurrent ones every year now.
 

JabbaPapa

"True Pilgrim"
Camino(s) past & future
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The third episode is available now BTW -- as far as I can guess from the vagueness of their website and the limits of my Castellano, there may be 10 episodes. It's specifically a summer show, anyway.
 

Colette Z

Happy Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
CF- Finisterre-Muxia 03/17; Camino SK 10/17; Norte 03/18; Ingles 11/18; Augusta 03/19
Not available in my country South Africa. Disappointed because I did see people filming from a vehicle. Can't remember where.
I walked the Frances starting March 19th and believe I saw them filming and their van as we met them many times early on. A similar weekly show on TVE in 2009-2010 was my first exposure to the Camino and the reason I decided then to walk it one day. Happy to have had an amazing spiritually filled CF and to be planning the next and starting to volunteer at an Albergue next winter.
 

ISABEL linares

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
camino frances,camino del norte,camino frances
Spanish television is showing at the moment a very good program EL CAMINO. RTVE.es it is in spanish.
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
Helpful hint, I watched it in Chrome with the subtitles on. The auto language translate works like a charm and almost immediately translates the Spanish sub-titles to English.
Sorry, the hint needs to be a bit more obvious please!
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
Got it! Right click on the screen above the vide and there's a Translate to English choice!
 

tpmchugh

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
Camino Frances (2015)
Camino Frances (2016)
Camino Frances (2018}
Thank you @JabbaPapa. This looks like a great way to improve my Spanish. I'll have to check out the other RTVE shows too.
Use google chrome, tell it to translate to English then when it starts running, turn on the subtitles. They come up in Spanish then google translates them. You have to read fast though. I found the stations previous show El Final del Camino very good and helpful with my Spanish
 

AZgirl

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2012 , via de la Plata 2014
Madrid/frances Sept/Oct 2017
Next : Levante Sept 2019
Thanks for notice!
 

JabbaPapa

"True Pilgrim"
Camino(s) past & future
100 characters or fewer : see signature details
fourth episode is up -- good thing too, with this insomnia ! :p
 

JLWV

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Levante (2014-2016); Levante to Toledo (2017-2018), to be continued; Fisterra & Muxia (2018);
The Spanish TV, RTVE channel 1, is transmitting a serie about the camino.
Language of course is Spanish.
Although the trip is only O Cebreiro to Santiago the serie shows very different cases of pilgrimage.
It can be seen on the web at the direction http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/buen-camino/
Enjoy it
Jean-Luc

Post Data: at the beginning of each video there is an uninteresting trailer, skip it clicking on "saltar promoción"
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Santiago to Finisterre to Muxia 2013
Camino Frances May 2015, July 2017, October 2019
It's pretty crazy how many documentaries seem to be being made on the Camino at the moment. I was filmed in Puenta Laura Reina a couple of weeks ago. There was also a arts group from the US doing various things and there was also a film crew working along the last 100kms last week.

I'm a sucker for anything about the Camino but we must be getting close to saturation point.
 

JabbaPapa

"True Pilgrim"
Camino(s) past & future
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It's up to 9 episodes and the last, though seemingly not much of a commercial success as TV screenings seem to have been shifted towards midnight, after some weeks' delays -- but the latest episode is a cracker !!

Insight there for even experienced pilgrims

(seemingly the originally planned episode 9 will remain unaired)
 
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JabbaPapa

"True Pilgrim"
Camino(s) past & future
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It seems that the final three episodes were merged into two, or some more complex editing with the final four.

Anyway, the full nine episodes are now available to watch -- and it's a great portrayal anyway of the Spanish perspective on the Camino, with some more cosmopolitan elements too, as well as being a good state of affairs into how far the touristification has come, but also of those core parts of the Camino that the touristification can't reach ...

It's also a good introduction into the balance between the lightness of the discovery of the Way and the more ponderous understanding of it, as the very balancing act constituting everybody's first Pilgrimage, at least if they don't "cheat".

I enjoyed the series, despite its superficiality as such, not only because the superficiality itself provided a delightful freshness, but also because there are some hidden depths to be found in the director's choices and illustrations that we can all learn from, more or less.

Probably far too "New Age" and whatnot to be really taken seriously -- the depiction of the Catholic element is not just deficient, it's frankly a deliberate distortion -- but what the hey, that's realistic as a depiction of most contemporary pilgrims.

Well worth the watch anyway, as long as it's up !!
 

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