The St John Bosco Social Justice Group in Engadine will screen a documentary on the Camino de Santiago on Saturday 2 March to raise funds for a worthy cause.
As well as inspiring those who watch it, the screening of I’ll Push You will raise funds for grassroots support of a poor community of Maliana in Timor-Leste and to inspire the viewers.
The film is the story of Patrick and Justin. The two have been lifelong friends, but Justin, who suffers from motor neuron disease, lives his life in a wheelchair and is totally dependent on others for support.
In an act of trust in his friend, Justin asks Patrick to take him on the 800km Camino de Santiago. Patrick responds “I’ll push you”.
Permission to go – but with a condition
Patrick is given leave by his employer for a film crew to accompany them, on condition that the crew are not to be allowed to assist their progress. Justin can only rely on Patrick or other pilgrims they meet along the Way.
After the screening there will be a Q&A session on the film and what it is like to walk the Camino by Tony Jacques, a local Camino guru who is also a friend of Patrick and Justin.
Tony and his wife have walked the Camino on two previous occasions as fundraisers for charity, including St Vincent de Paul. They are planning to walk it a third time in three years’ time.
This movie will be screened in two sessions at 3pm and again at 7.30pm.
Tickets are $20 each and may be booked through Trybooking.com. Click on ‘Buy tickets’, then enter ‘I’ll Push You’ as the event. Click on the event icon that appears, then click on ‘Book now.’