My name is Matthew Anderson. I’m a professor at Concordia University Montreal Quebec, a writer, a father, and a cleric (the old and – I think – still quite lovely term for a minister). Oh yes, and a public speaker, documentary maker, short-story writer and sometimes poet.
In 2012 I shot a documentary film on the Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage route in Spain. the summer of 2013 I walked over 250 km along the St-Olav way to Trondheim Norway, and 100 km along the St-Cuthbert Way in the Scottish borders and in 2014 walked portions of the Whitby Way through the North York Moors, and the Via Nova in Austria. In 2014 I premiered a documentary about a group of North American Finns and Finno-files who returned to Finland to visit the homeland and to share their melodic and haunting music. In the summer of 2015 I plan to walk and document the 275 km North-West Mounted Police Trail, an historic and under-examined place in Canadian history that helped make Canada (and un-make several First Nations).