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Gringo trails [electronic resource].

Vail, Pegi, film director, film producer. (Added Author). Estrella, Melvin, director of photography, film producer. (Added Author). Iyer, Pico, interviewee (expression) (Added Author). Mutić, Anja, interviewee (expression) (Added Author). Ghinsberg, Yossi, interviewee (expression) (Added Author). Potts, Rolf, interviewee (expression) (Added Author). Schlatter, Heidi, editor of moving image work. (Added Author). Ortman, Laura, composer (expression) (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 79 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Icarus Films : 2015.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Pegi Vail.
Participant or Performer Note: Includes interviews with travel writers Pico Iyer, Anja Mutić, Yossi Ghinsberg, Rolf Potts, Costas Christ and others.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: 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.

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