Produced and presented by Art Docs and Benjamin Wigley
“Can one footprint imprint on our collective consciousness and create change?”
A walk, a pilgrimage, an odyssey for the planet. Five hundred miles from London to Glasgow Cop26: Eight weeks, 56 days and more than 56 host organisations, over a thousand walkers and thirty rolls of 16mm celluloid film.
Be part of the continuing climate camino by joining a walk on the day of the screening to walk the film from Parliament Square (by the statue of Mahatma Gandhi) via The Reformers’ Tree, Hyde Park to The Cockpit.
The walk will take approximately one hour, fifteen minutes at a steady pace. We will leave Parliament Square at 5pm and The Reformers’ Tree at 5.45pm.
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. Filmmaker Benjamin Wigley 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, or completing the entire 500 mile route to Glasgow.
According to the Guardian, "Ben Wigley has produced a dreamy, black and white impressionistic vision of England and Scotland, full of flag-waving activists pounding the pavements, lanes and towpaths, with a haunting soundtrack of song and conversation, sometimes sad, sometimes optimistic." The film captures the spirit of hope in action embodied by the Camino to COP26 and offers viewers a space for discussion about the climate emergency and what we can do about it. The film has been successfully shown in more than 50 venues nationwide continuing the dialogue with concerned local communities.
ADDED BONUS SCREENING
Andrew Kötting's short film: JAUNT
Andrew Kötting's "psychogeographical" experiment conducted along the highways, byways and waterways of the River Thames is hectic. From Southend-on-Sea to the Houses of Parliament, Kötting's "Road Movie" of sorts sees this stretch of our fair isle through the eyes of those who live and work it...
"Ladies and Gentlemen welcome aboard this little jaunt this afternoon, we’ll be travelling from Southend on Sea up the River Thames and ending round about the Houses of Parliament"
A film screening of Ben's film:
Monday 6 November - screening starts 8:30pm
Of Walking on thin Ice (Camino to COP26) is suitable for all ages with some flashing lights and loud drumming in the soundtrack.