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. Backpackers and local inhabitants tell startling stories of transformation, for good and ill.
ICARUS FILMS releases Gringo Trails for North American distribution
“the cleverly edited and beautifully shot film ends on a hopeful note with the emergence of sustainable models” - 5 Star movie review by Glenn Sumi, NOW Toronto
“Whether you’re an armchair traveler or you’re working through a bucket list of exotic destinations, it’s an important and moving film.” - “‘Gringo Trails’ Illuminates our Travel Footprint”, Outside Magazine