TO WALK, TO FEEL, TO SEE
To walk slowly means having nothing in your pockets except your hands, said an Italian poet. And a card with a bit of credit on it, I’d add.
I have now walked for 1,000 kilometres, so we’ve cut two different kinds of films celebrating the act of walking: this is the first version, the Directors Cut, shot entirely by Maia, my daughter, titled “To walk, to feel, to see”. It explores what it feels like to slow down and become at one with your surrounds.
THE FIRST MILLION STEPS
It occurred to me that in all of our films so far there is little reference to the fact that I am actually walking. When I tell people about my journey, they always ask, incredulously, “but did you actually walk here?”.
I have now walked the first 1,000 kilometres along the coast of the Spanish Mediterranean. It already feels like an eternity, yet there’s still another 7,000 kilometres ahead of me.
Walking through Spain has been incredibly rewarding: the warmth and generosity of people, the spectacular variety of landscapes and the amazingly rich cultural fabric have made up for an unforgettable journey.
It hasn’t always been easy. The routine of getting up every morning and heading off to yet another destination some 25 km away, spending the night in yet another hotel and repeating it the next morning can get tedious at times. Fortunately, every day springs up a different surprise or two, so it’s impossible to become jaded.
This short film captures the walk from my perspective, shot in its entirety with my handycam as I forge my way forward.
LITTLE PIGS DREAM
How can you not love baby animals? Sit back and enjoy our unashamedly sentimental film capturing the first steps of recently born piglets. Shot entirely on a Go Pro.
A GENTLE GUITAR SOLO BY PEDRO BARRAGAN
The full stunning live guitar performance by Pedro Barragan, from Juraj's Farewell Fiesta.