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 unanticipated impact of tourism on cultures, economies, and the environment, tracing some stories over 30 years. Through serious and at times humorous reflection, backpackers and local inhabitants tell startling stories of transformation, for good and ill.
Join us at our upcoming March screenings:
March 19th 7pm Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington, DC: Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Presented with National Geographic Traveler. Get tickets!
March 29th, 11:15am: Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, March 27-30, Sonoma County, California. Get tickets!
Recent Press: Al Jazeera America / Calcalist / CNN / Conde Nast Traveler / Gadling / Globo / La Repubblica / NOW Toronto / Outside / RadioLIVE New Zealand / Rudy Maxa / South China Morning Post / Travel Weekly / Weather Channel
An ICARUS FILMS release in North America
“5/5 Stars! Cleverly edited and beautifully shot…An absorbing look at how tourism has altered the ecology, geography and culture of some of the world’s most beautiful and remote areas.” —Glenn Sumi, NOW Toronto