Oprah’s channel filming documentary in Santiago

oprah-santiago-camino-documentaryVisitors and pilgrims in Santiago in recent days might have been intrigued by a buzz of filming activity around the old town and the Praza do Obradoiro.

From Santiago Turismo, we hear the exciting news that Oprah Winfrey’s TV channel, OWN, will be airing a new documentary about the Camino de Santiago. The documentary was being filmed in recent days around Santiago de Compostela by New York production company Part 2 Production.

The documentary will be part of a 7-part series focused on spirituality through personal experiences. The episode focused on the Camino de Santiago will tell the story of a doctor that, following the death of his wife, finds inner peace by walking the Camino de Santiago.

Part 2 Production is an award-winning company, producing documentaries for some of the most prestigious channels in the world, such as National Geographic and Discovery Channel.

Over 7,000 pilgrims from the United States walked the Camino de Santiago last year, according to statistics from the Pilgrims Office in Santiago.

Who knows? maybe we’ll bump into Oprah along the Camino soon!

In the meantime, at CaminoWays.com headquarters we are looking forward to seeing the documentary.

*Source: Santiago Turismo
http://www.santiagoturismo.com/novas/a-canle-de-television-de-oprah-winfrey-graba-en-santiago-un-documental-sobre-o-camino (in Galician)


  1. My husband and I walked The Camino De Santiago starting from St. Jean Pied De Port. We loved the walk and have wonderful memories of it. It’s not an easy walk like “The Way” movie. :) But walking in nature at it’s very best was amazing!!! My husband speaks Spanish so we always made it a point to stop and chat with local people which added so much more to the trip. I’d love to walk the Camino again some day.

  2. By Paul Barnes

    For me, walking the way this year has been a gift … I feel uplifted by the Camino, and have become a Camino tragic, lol! The joy of meeting so many pilgrims, of all ages and nationalities without concern for their reputation but concern for them as a person was awaking. I have been blessed. I am a different person, unsettled almost with a hollow within me. I know what it is and I shall be returning to my Camino next year. My walk finished in June, but my journey, my Camino has just started. Sounds cliche, I know. But whenever the Camino is discussed I light up, as do others who have walked. Hope our doctor friend, Dr John was able to convey this emotion to the audience because I know he experienced such. Buen Camino, perrigrinos.

  3. By Paul Barnes

    Yep, Dr John was part of my Camino this year, with Andy. And look at he responses on this site; so many familiar names. Great to ‘see’ you all.

  4. By Maria

    We are looking forward to seeing the documentary too, Andy!

  5. By Maria

    Hi Lynn, that is a beautiful thought and so true! thank you so much for sharing it.

  6. By Andy Redden

    I walked with Dr John (fellow Aussie) prior to the filming by Oprah, Dr John is an amazing bloke, I will look forward to seeing the end product. I have no doubt there will be a lot more Americans on The Way next year after the screening.

  7. By lynn ward

    My husband and I walked the Camino last May/June. It was an amazing experience. It is definitely a life changing experience. We went looking for a spiritual experience (which we did experience) but for me the hike was about the people we met along the way. We shared the trail with people from 28 different nations. After such an experience we tend to forget our differences and realize just how similar we are, no matter what part of the world we come from.

  8. By rueallen@gmail.com

    I am ready to walk the Camino…

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