October 07, 2013

from YouTube website




From a world swamped in problems, in a global civilization on its last march towards the edge of the cliff,

  • How can we reconnect with a deeper, more meaningful way of life?

  • How can we make a difference?

  • What happens when 60,000 Quechua Indians gather to give thanks to the vital life force that sustains them?

  • What can we learn from those who put harmony and balance before gain?

  • What is an Earth Pilgrim?

Every person has an image of a pilgrim. In Japan it is probably the image of the 'ohenro-san' (pilgrims) in Shikoku.


This movie was conceived while the director was actually walking the roads of Shikoku on that pilgrimage. But this is not a movie about that kind of pilgrim. It is a message about the deeper meaning of being a pilgrim in the modern world. It is about the great dangers our planet is now facing and about how the pilgrim spirit can help us all.


The film follows director Echan Deravy as he travels in search of the meaning of Earth Pilgrim-a new kind of pilgrim, a pilgrim that we can all become in our hearts.


The film was shot on location in Britain, Japan, Israel, the US and Peru as well as Hawaii. It is a documentary which includes the wise advice of several leading thinkers and an astonishing older woman. It is not about saving the world it is about how we change our way of being in the world.


We do that by becoming a new kind of human that Echan calls 'Earth Pilgrims'...