Story

Camino Skies follows the pilgrimage of six strangers between the ages of 50 and 80 years from New Zealand and Australia. Attempting to deal with adversity and loss, these antipodean pilgrims walk the 800-kilometre Camino de Santiago seeking personal growth and inner peace.

Themes

Grief and loss; death of family/children; disability and illness; spirituality

Violence

Nothing of concern

Sexual references

Camino Skies has some sexual references. For example, an older woman makes a joke about ‘coming’, but both younger and older children are likely to miss this.

Alcohol, drugs and other substances

Camino Skies shows some use of substances. For example:

  • People frequently drink beer and spirits. They have shots of spirits on many occasions.
  • An older woman visibly takes pain medication throughout the movie.

Nudity and sexual activity

Nothing of concern

Product placement

The following products are displayed or used in Camino Skies: Kathmandu clothing, Columbia clothing, New Balance clothing, Nike clothing, Evian water, Samsung cameras, and Mercedes Benz.

Coarse language

Camino Skies has some coarse language.

Ideas to discuss with your children

Camino Skies is a New Zealand documentary following the pilgrimage of six very different people along the Camino de Santiago. This movie explores grief and loss, personal and physical struggle, and the process of coming to terms with immense change.

This documentary is both heartbreaking and uplifting, but it’s slow at times and will probably entertain only older audiences. We recommend parental guidance for children aged up to 10 years because of the movie’s coarse language and adult themes of loss and grief.

The main message from this movie is that you can overcome adversity with determination and the support of others.

Values in this movie that you could reinforce with your children include supporting others in times of need.

This movie could also give you the chance to talk with your children about real-life issues like heavy alcohol consumption.