‘Can one footprint imprint on our collective consciousness and create change?

A walk; a pilgrimage, an odyssey … for the planet. Five hundred miles from London to Glasgow Cop26: Eight weeks, 56 days and more than 56 host organisations, over a thousand walkers and thirty rolls of 16mm celluloid film.’

Of Walking On Thin Ice follows the journey of more than a thousand walkers from London and Bristol to Glasgow for the COP26 Climate Conference.

Beautifully created using a hand-crank Bolex camera, 16mm film and binaural microphones, the film shows what is possible when we commit to advocate and influence and be the change that we want for our world.

The Camino to COP26 was a people’s walk carrying a message of love, hope, grief, fear, and connection with the natural world to leaders deciding on the future of our climate. Director Ben Wigley walked with the group, filming their experiences on ‘his hand-cranked 16mm camera’ and capturing the sense of pilgrimage on this emotional and purposeful journey. More than a thousand walkers, aged from 8 to 80 plus, joined the Camino for a few hours, a day or more, with a core group of about thirty completing the entire route to Glasgow.

Please note, this film features flashing lights and loud drums.

Showing in Wakefield Cathedral the film runs for 56 minutes. Refreshments served before film starts.

Watch the trailer below, or by clicking here.

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