Lydia B. Smith Speaking Tour

  • Lydia Smith has been involved in the film industry for more than a quarter of a century, and has a long history of collaboration with the Producers on this project. Lydia directed, produced and wrote: They’re Just Kids, a 26-minute educational documentary on how children with disabilities can positively affect our lives; A Legacy Revealed, a 40-minute historical documentary; and the 20-minute biography, Bill Lansing: A Tribute.

    Additionally, Lydia was Senior Producer on CNN’s Soldiers of Peace: A Children’s Crusade; Co-Producer and 2nd Unit Director of Photography on the CNN documentary, The Mystery of the Arctic Rose; 2nd Unit Director of Photography on the PBS program, Stand Up; American Producer for Chilean TV’s The Route of the Beringia; Director of Photography for Anthony Hopkins Teaches; and many more.

    In addition to her producing and directing career, Lydia has worked as Camera Assistant and Operator on major motion pictures, national commercials, and top music videos. made it their duty to help their fellow human beings and all those who feel a calling for this. They will work more consciously and more powerfully if they see their hands as a divine instrument or spiritual tool since the guidance and help for their knowledge and ability will then also come from above.

    In the Spring of 2008, she walked the Camino de Santiago and the effects it had on her were truly life-changing. Along the way, she realized that she was not fulfilling her life’s purpose. Since the Camino is all about stepping out of ones comfort zones, Lydia felt called to step into her full potential and direct this, her first feature-length film.

Past Events

  • SEDONA, AZ Illuminate Film Festival | May 31- June 4, 2017 | More Details **FUTURE EVENT***
  • FT LAUDERDALE, FL – February 12-18, 2017 – Beyond Word Cruise
  • TEMPE, AZ – February 20, 2017 | REI Camino Event
  • FLAGSTAFF, AZ – February 21, 2017 | 5:30-7pm | REI Camino Event
  • SCOTTSDALE, AZ – February 26, 2017 – 2 events 3-4pm Camino Discussion Panel with Lydia B Smith | 6:00-9:00pm Screening followed by QnA | Scottsdale Arts, 7380 East Second Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
  • Hoppy Adventure Series – REI and Lucky Labrador – January 2016
  • Mazamas Guest Speaker Lecture Series- December 2015
  • REI Class – Portland, Issaquah, Seattle, and Olympia – Fall 2015


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