Of Walking On Thin Ice

Dir: Ben Wigley
10mins   2022   UK   12A   

The Camino to COP26 was a people's walk carrying a message of love, hope, grief, fear, and connection with the natural world to leaders deciding on the future of our climate. Ben walked with the group, who became known as 'Caministas', filming their experiences and capturing the sense of pilgrimage on this emotional and purposeful journey. More than a thousand walkers, aged from eight to 80 plus, joined the Camino for a few hours, a day or more, with a core group of about 30 completing the entire route to Glasgow.

It was a journey across the varied landscape of England and Scotland in this time of climate crisis: through major cities, small towns and villages, over motorways, alongside waterways, across housing estates, into fields, woodlands and up steep hills. Completing the 500-mile journey involved intense physical and mental effort, emotional and spiritual upheaval, but it brought transformation and a sense of hope to the Caministas, despite the looming threat of climate breakdown.