This year 2021, as you know, is Xacobean Year or Holy Year, as well as the next 2022 by decision of Pope Francis by decree and as a result of the pandemic of COVID-19. Many celebrations await, virus permitting, to celebrate this millenary Jacobean tradition. And proof of this is this “celebration” of the program Otros Mundos on Movistar +.
The Camino de Santiago is, therefore, very fashionable and will be so in these two years. As a result of this regular celebration in recent years have been released audiovisual productions related to the pilgrimage route. This already happened in the last ordinary Holy Year of 2010 (there was an extraordinary Holy Year in 2016, the Holy Year of Mercy), with the film starring Martin Sheen “The Way”.
Closer to home, on January 22, 2021, Amazon Prime Video premiered the series “3 caminos”, a production that narrates the experience of five pilgrims (with a sixth pilgrim in the second season) on the French Camino de Santiago all of them of different nationalities and in different moments of their lives. In the following articlewe show you more examples of films based on the Camino de Santiago.
But it’s not just Amazon Prime Video that’s been echoing this. The Movistar+ platform has decided to join the celebration by premiering a new season of the documentary series “Otros Mundos”, presented by journalist, writer, director and multifaceted presenter Javier Sierra (Teruel, 1971), protagonist of this series premiered on Movistar+’s Channel #0 on December 20, 2017. On this occasion, this premiere will be called “Other Worlds: The Camino de Santiago”.
Javier Sierra at a glance
Javier Sierra, winner of the Planeta Prize in 2017 for El fuego invisible ( 2017, Planeta), invites us, in this new season of “Otros Mundos,” to to make a journey through the magic of the Camino de Santiago and proposes a challenge that will have a lot to do with the protagonist of his first novel, La dama azul ( 1998, Martínez Roca). In thisvideopromo we start to get some clues.
In this new installment, which premieres next Monday, June 7 at 22:00 on Movistar+Channel #0, Sierra travels through his childhood, adolescence and maturity revisiting the history, myths, legends, landscapes and heritage of t