This feature-length documentary is an up-close and personal look into the dynamics of a life-long friendship between two best friends – Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray – as they travel the 34-day, 500-mile Camino de Santiago across mountains, deserts, hills and valleys. The story begins with Patrick answering the invitation to push Justin in his wheelchair across the Camino Frances and explores the struggles related to Justin’s rare neurological disease. The parallel paths of Patrick’s experience on the Camino de Santiago and Justin’s life journey come together in a singular moment to reveal something unexpected. The film’s beautiful cinematography captures an intimate portrait of an epic journey and explores the true meaning of friendship, generosity and vulnerability. It’s a one-of-a-kind documentary chronicling their Camino pilgrimage which will resonate with viewers craving stories of faith, hope, love and the power of community. Their trek in 2014 captured the imagination of the world and was featured in the Huffington Post, The Meredith Vieira Show, Der Spiegel and many other outlets.
The video below provides an 18-minute overview of their epic journey accompanied by a compelling TED talk.
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