by Pegi Vail, USA, Bhutan, Bolivia, Mali, Thailandia, 80’
From the Bolivian jungle to the festive beaches of Thailand, from the deserts of Timbuktu, Mali, to the breathtaking beauty of Bhutan, Gringo Trails shows the impredictable impact of tourism on cultures, economies and the environment, tracking some stories over more than 30 years. The film raises urgent questions about one of the most powerful globalizing forces of our time: tourism. Across South America, Africa and Asia, the tourist route known as the ” Gringo Trail” has encouraged both life-altering adventures and the plundering of many once virgin environments, revealing complex relationships between host countries seeking financial security and tourists looking for “authentic” experiences.
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