Based on the multi award-winning short film, this story is a must-see for anyone facing adversity… and encourages us to look beyond the obvious.

ILLUMINATE invites you to our 3rd Virtual Move Night where we will watch PHIL’S CAMINO together and connect “face-to-face” in a Zoom room to share our experience, dive into the film’s themes and chat with the filmmaker!

441 RSVPed so far! Our Movie Nights are a huge hit, so once again, connected by time, intention and spirit (and a live chat!), we’ll dim the lights, hit play and experience the movie magic together.

– Danette, Executive Director ILLUMINATE

This is the inspirational story of Phil Volker, and his dream of walking the 500-mile ancient pilgrimage across Spain, the Camino de Santiago. Phil also has Stage IV cancer, and due to his weekly chemo treatments, it is impossible for him to embark on this dream, so he decides to recreate the Camino right in his backyard. Walking among diverse woodlands and rich pastures that connect through his 10 acres of land on Vashon Island, Seattle, Phil comes to realize that with every step he takes, a new way of being presents itself.

A break in his chemo treatment allows him to finally touch the dream, and he arrives in Spain. This simple act of walking, his personal pilgrimage, reveals the key to his physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

This is a story of hope and freedom, from a simple backyard, to the site of the ancient pilgrimage in Spain and back again. It is the story of one man’s realization that the most important journey is the one within. 

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Directed by Annie O’Neill
(Co-producer and featured pilgrim in ‘Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago‘)

The short version of this feature documentary premiered at SXSW
and won 16 film festival awards.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
5:30pm PDT – Film Watch Party (55 min)

6:30pm PDT – Post-Screening Connection Circle (45 min)
$12 | FREE for ILLUMINATE Members

Showing in the ILLUMINATE Virtual Screening Room 

Film and Recorded Discussion
available until July 3 at 11:59pm PDT

You can get your ticket by clicking here.