Europe’s popular pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago attracts travelers from around the world to walk its ancient paths. Whether walking as a challenge, or in search of meaning, the Camino is a pilgrimage. One such pilgrim is Dane Johansen, an American cellist who in 2014 walked the Camino with his cello, performing music along the way.
Documentary Strangers on the Earth examines the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the journey and how the experience can inform and shape one’s perspective. Dane soon discovers that issues we carry through life weigh even heavier when magnified by the reality of the Camino.
Johansen’s vision quest is set against lush, vast landscapes of Northern Spain, the haunting music of J.S. Bach for solo cello (performed by Johansen), and the very personal struggles and joys of the many people encountered on the way.
Strangers on the Earth will screen in LA June 1st-7th at the Laemmle Music Hall. Director Tristan Cook will appear for Q&A’s at the 7:20pm shows on June 1st and 2nd, and the noon show on June 3rd. Learn more about the film here.