The Way of St. James

Episode 1: Crossing the Pyrenees

Five strangers meet in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to walk together on the Way of St. James – the Camino Francés. The first stages lead them 100km across the French Pyrenees to the Spanish region of Navarre, past chapels and churches rich in history. The pilgrims get to know each other on the way to Estella, the troupe is colourful and everyone has a different motivation and goals. The yellow shell on a blue background always shows them the direction. They also visit a historical café in Pamplona and experience the special energy of the Romanesque church of Santa María de Eunate, of which there are many legends.


WRITER AND DIRECTOR: Susanne Bohlmann CAMERA: Anna Baranowski, Susanne Bohlmann, Jochen Schmoll EDITOR: Agnès Padrol-Sureda MUSIC: Martin Fliegenschmidt COMISSIONING EDITOR: Linde Dehner (Arte)