Month: December 2013

“Gringo Trails” – Planetary Salvation or Destruction?

“Gringo Trails” – Planetary Salvation or Destruction?

“Are tourists destroying the planet–or saving it?”

Gringo Trails PosterThat’s the opening line of the Website for the documentary film, Gringo Trails.

And here’s what the film is all about:

“How do travelers change the remote places they visit, and how are they changed? GRINGO TRAILS, a new documentary film, offers answers—some heartbreaking, some hopeful. 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 dramatic long-term impact of tourism on cultures, economies, and the environment, tracing some stories over 30 years. Backpackers and local inhabitants tell startling stories of transformation, for good and ill.”

What exactly are “Gringo Trails” and why did the movie’s producers  follow it?

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