Washington D.C. Premiere
Courtesy of Icarus Films
Directed by: Pegi Vail
Presented with: National Geographic Traveler
Venue: E Street Cinema
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GRINGO TRAILS (USA, 2013, 80 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere Are tourists destroying the planet or saving it? How exactly do travelers impact the remote places they visit? This documentary answers urgent questions about one of the most powerful global industries—tourism. Showing stunning footage from Bolivia, Thailand, Mali and Bhutan, the film follows the well-worn “gringo trail” travel route in Latin America, Asia and Africa. The film explores the complex relationship between cultures that collide with each other, but are also interdependent. Gringo Trails shows the unanticipated impact of tourism on cultures, economies and the environment, sharing the stories of travelers and locals over the past 30 years. Directed by Pegi Vail. Produced by Pegi Vail and Melvin Estrella.
Discussion with filmmakers Pegi Vail and Melvin Estrella, National Geographic Traveler Editor-at-Large Costas Christ and National Geographic Traveler Editor-in- Chief Keith Bellows, who is also Senior Vice President, National Geographic Society, follows screening.
Tickets: $10, available online and at E Street Cinema Box Office.