After a near death experience falling 70ft from a waterfall in Thailand, an event that which transformed his life, Alan Field gave up a life of crime to follow his dreams and become a filmmaker, going on to win numerous awards including a BAFTA and International EMMY, but he still had another dream to achieve. That dream was to meet the author of his favourite book, The Alchemist.
Only in order to meet the author Paulo Coelho he first had to walk the 800km ancient pilgrimage called The Camino de Santiago. Whilst on this road he meets different people of all nationalities, and faiths, with their own personal story to tell, and before long Alan begins to encounter with himself, his own faith and his own personal connection to this Holy road.
Pérez Eduardo Vidal (as Edu Vidal)
After the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela we now find Alan Field, who, after a near death experience in Thailand, turned his back on a life of crime, walking a more recent pilgrimage across Ireland to the Holy Shrine of Knock in County Mayo.
What started out as Cursillo peace walk over 30 years ago by a small group from Derry in Northern Ireland to the Shrine in Knock, the pilgrimage now leaves annually from Derry, Dublin, Belfast and Cork with many 100’s involved. The film follows Alan as he struggles to accept his new found faith and help him understand more about the Holy Mother Mary with every step along this powerful Road to Knock.