Gringo Trails

2014

Gringo Trails (2014)

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Is tourism destroying the world-or saving it? 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 shows the unanticipated impact of tourism on cultures, economies, and the environment, tracing some stories over 30 years. (C) Icarus

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[Pegi Vail's] documentary about the effects of global tourism... should be mandatory viewing for anyone who's ever thumbed through a Lonely Planet guidebook with an eye toward visiting an exotic destination.

Sep 18, 2014 | Full Review…

This well-meaning but superficial film skips across the globe, raising some provocative arguments but advancing few.

Sep 3, 2014 | Full Review…

Vail's film earnestly interrogates authenticity even as her camera lingers on a beach without footprints, inviting the viewer to walk.

Sep 2, 2014 | Full Review…

While the film includes numerous images showing plastic detritus and tire tracks, it also offers several testimonies by travelers relating specific experiences.

Sep 18, 2014 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

It isn't perfect and could have been much tougher-minded - especially about the country's "selling" of tourism - but this film should start a necessary and overdue conversation.

Sep 3, 2014 | Full Review…

Pegi Vail beautifully edited film somehow addresses a lot, but ultimately says little.

Sep 1, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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