The camino voyage
3 x 25 mins or 1 x 97 mins (2018)
This critically acclaimed film captures the rollicking 2,500 miles of a crazy sea journey that was 3 years in the making. Four men went to sea in a traditional currach (row boat), embarking from Dublin on the east coast of Ireland in 2014, on this remarkable and exceptional pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain. The eclectic crew included a writer, two musicians - one of whom is Glen Hansard (Once; The Commitments), an artist, and a stonemason, who rowed from Ireland for a month each summer for 3 years, following the coastal routes of their ancestors. Pulling into coastal towns and villages en route, camping and cooking as they went, these charming eccentrics forged many new friendships along the way, surprising those they met with a boat that seems to come straight out of the Middle Ages. Every community with which they connected opened doors and hearts, and the men, in exchange, inspired them with courage, endurance, storytelling, music, poetry, and song, in a coming together of people in the most fundamental and ancient of ways. This is one voyage that the viewer will be pleased to have taken!