While filming Are You A Pilgrim?, director and protagonist Gian D. Ceccato was profoundly touched by a group of Japanese pilgrims he met on the Christian pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. They had come to walk in the aftermath the powerful 2011 earthquake and tsunami to pray for the souls of who had died. Continuing the journey he began with Are You A Pilgrim?, Gian will undertake the spiritually and physically arduous journey of Shikoku Henro-michi—the oldest and most famous Buddhist pilgrimage in Japan, in the footsteps of Kõbõ Daishi. Filming is set to begin later this year, with an expected release in 2017. Stay tuned!
Are you a Pilgrim? has been announced as an official selection for the 2016 Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh. Are You A Pilgrim will be screening Monday January 18th, 2016 at 12:00pm. For more detailed information about the screening, please visit the festival website.
We’re thrilled to announce that Are you a Pilgrim? is included in the programme of the 18th edition (October 9 – 19th, 2015) Religion Today International Film Festival in Trento, Italy.
We’re thrilled to announce the broadcast premiere of Are You A Pilgrim? courtesy of Telebelluno SRL in Belluno, Italia!
There will be three showings this weekend:
I hope this ‘Special Preview’ captured more of my vision of the universality of the Camino and be a wonderful evocation of the best in humanity. What was spiritually uplifting, beyond the religious aspect of it, for me was meeting people from all over the world and realizing people are all the same, and that there is goodness to rejoice in.
The screening schedule for Inspiration Film Fest, January 17, 2015 in Lakewood Ranch, Florida has been announced:
We’re thrilled to announce that Are You a Pilgrim? has taken the GOLD REMI for Documentary under 60 Minutes at the 47th Annual WorldFest in Houston TX! Gian, Alan and the whole team would like to send their thanks to WorldFest and the community of Pilgrims worldwide who helped make this film possible!