One Man and his Donkey | Documentary Idea
by James C. Askew
(A Coruña, Galicia, Spain)
To the majority of vistors to Spain it consists of beaches, cheap beer and sunburn - the famous "sun, sea and sangria".
However, having lived in, and travelled around, Spain for more than 11 years I want to make known the real beauty of the country, its people and its culture.
In January 2015 I'll be finishing my current contract and will essentially have time, either to kill, or to look for temporary work until my next contract starts, probably in April that year.
The idea struck me to walk one, or more, of the famous "Ways", "Rutas" or "Caminos" of Spain - The Santiago Way, The Way of El Cid or Even the Route of Don Quijote - accompanied by a donkey (probably named Jote - Donkey Jote).
The initial route chosen would depend on funding and available time. I would probably look to make this/these journey/s into a mini-series in which I would aim to introduce the viewer to the rich and enchanting diversity of the real Spain.
This is, at present, simply an idea in the making and I would therefore very much appreciate any further ideas any of you good people have to enrich my thoughts about this.
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