Praying with your Feet.
Praying with your Feet is a short documentary about the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. It reveals ‘El Camino’ through the experiences of the filmmaker and the people she meets along the way. The film sets off with the question what it is that triggers people to embark on this trip. Along the road, the pilgrims experience different emotional challenges and express their feelings and insights. Arriving in Santiago de Compostela has a different meaning to all of them.
The film is an attempt at understanding the contemporary experience of embarking on this pilgrimage. A thousand years ago it started off as a highly religious undertaking, but nowadays the reasons for walking the almost 800 kilometres vary greatly.
- Inge van Rijswijk