VIMFF 2014 :: FILMS :: 

The Pilgrimage

Canada, 25 minutes, 2012
Directed by Tavi Parusel
Screening: Spiritual Journeys, Mon Feb 10 @ 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
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A backpack, good hiking boots and a sense of adventure can truly change lives.

The Camino de Santiago is an ancient pilgrimage that spans nearly a thousand kilometres across Spain.
In 2010 over 300,000 people attempted the arduous walk - each individual in search of something.
'The Pilgrimage' documentary is the story of two brothers seeking adventure, inner wisdom and peace of mind.
Following one of humanity's most honored traditions, the film shows how a backpack, a good pair of hiking boots, and an open mind can truly change lives.
No one can predict just how their path will unfold, whom they will meet and what transformations they will undergo by the trails end...but that is life!

Tavi Parusel is a young filmmaker who is passionate in creating films that inspire and move people.  
Since a young age Tavi has had strong interest in film and keen on telling real life stories. He is a graduate of the Documentary Program at Capilano University. Since then he has been on a for a three week research expedition up the coast of British Columbia with Living Oceans Society. He created a short documentary for them about deep sea coral that screened at the biggest environmental film festivals in the world.
Tavi directed an award-winning documentary called “Fearless” about a journey that went from one side of the earth to the other with a message to bring further awareness on environmental issues. His passion for culture and his love for film have given him the opportunity to travel to places like India to shoot the largest gathering of humanity, the Kumbha Mela. In 2010 he made a personal documentary about walking a 900 km pilgrimage across Northern Spain called the Camino de Santiago, which currently was awarded “Best Short Documentary” at Winnipeg Film Festival. He most recently just got back from a 3-week journey deep into the Himalayan Mountains to document a sacred valley called Tsum.
Tavi hopes to continue to make inspiring and moving films and truly loves pursuing his passion.

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