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Title Gringo trails [downloadable video]
Publisher [United States] : Icarus Films : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Descript 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 79 min.)) : sd., col
Note Digital content provided by hoopla
Credits Directed by Pegi Vail
Performer(S) Includes interviews with travel writers Pico Iyer, Anja Mutić, Yossi Ghinsberg, Rolf Potts, Costas Christ and others
Summary Are tourists destroying the planet-or saving it? How do travelers change the remote places they visit, and how are they changed? From the Bolivian jungle to the party beaches of Thailand, and from the deserts of Timbuktu, Mali to the breathtaking beauty of Bhutan, GRINGO TRAILS traces stories over the course of thirty years to show the dramatic long-term impact of tourism on cultures, economies, and the environment. Directed by prominent anthropologist Pegi Vail, writer and lecturer on backpacking, travel, and the impact of tourism on local cultures, GRINGO TRAILS raises urgent questions about one of the most powerful globalizing forces of our time: tourism. Following stories along the well-worn western travelers' route-the 'gringo trail', through South America and beyond to Africa and Asia-the film reveals the complex relationships between colliding cultures: host countries hungry for financial security and the tourists who provide it in their quest for authentic experiences
Audience Not rated
Tech Details Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Tourism -- Developing countries
Tourism -- Environmental aspects -- Developing countries
Tourism -- Environmental aspects -- Bhutan
Tourism -- Environmental aspects -- Mali -- Tombouctou
Tourism -- Environmental aspects -- Thailand -- Ko Phangan
Tourism -- Environmental aspects -- Bolivia
Tourism -- Social aspects -- Developing countries
Tourism -- Social aspects -- Bhutan
Tourism -- Social aspects -- Bolivia
Tourism -- Social aspects -- Thailand -- Ko Phangan
Tourism -- Social aspects -- Mali -- Tombouctou
Sustainable tourism
Tourists -- Developing countries
Alt Author Vail, Pegi, film director, film producer
Estrella, Melvin, director of photography, film producer
Iyer, Pico, interviewee (expression)
Mutić, Anja, interviewee (expression)
Ghinsberg, Yossi, interviewee (expression)
Potts, Rolf, interviewee (expression)
Schlatter, Heidi, editor of moving image work
Ortman, Laura, composer (expression)
hoopla digital
Music # MWT11662143

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