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Gringo Trails (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Adventure, Drama | 1 January 2014 (USA)
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Gringo Trails raises urgent questions about one of the most powerful global industries of our time: tourism. With stunning footage from Bolivia, Thailand, Mali, and Bhutan, the film follows... See full summary »

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Pegi Vail

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Pegi Vail
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Yossi Ghinsberg Yossi Ghinsberg ... Yossi Ghinsberg
Pico Iyer Pico Iyer ... Pico Iyer
Holly Morris Holly Morris ... Self
Anja Mutic Anja Mutic ... Anja Mutic
Rolf Potts Rolf Potts ... Rolf Potts
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Gringo Trails raises urgent questions about one of the most powerful global industries of our time: tourism. With stunning footage from Bolivia, Thailand, Mali, and Bhutan, the film follows the well-worn 'gringo trail' travel route in Latin America and beyond, revealing a complex web of relationships between cultures that collide yet need one another: host countries looking for financial security and the tourists who provide it in their quest for authentic experiences. Travelers, transformed by new landscapes and beliefs, also have unforeseeable--sometimes catastrophic effects on the places they visit. Through the life-changing stories of travelers and locals, Gringo Trails explores the dramatic impact of tourism around the world over the past three decades and gives examples of sustainable alternatives. Written by Anonymous

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Alexis Wahsington Gringo Trails review
18 September 2016 | by lexxy-32072See all my reviews

Capturing the essence and dangers of the Bolivian amazon jungle, Pegi Vail's documentary Gringo Trails showcases one man's will to survive in the jungle. Documenting the search for backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg who was swept away by the river and found twenty-five days later looking like he had came from a concentration camp. Compelled by his experience, Yossi wrote a book about what he went through while stranded in the middle of the jungle. By selling his story,Yossi's was able to help boost backpacking tourism for a developing country. This film shows how tourism can be detrimental to a country's natural environment. A lesson learned from watching the film is that tourist need to be mindful that they are a guest in someone else's country and respect certain implications put in place to preserve the environment. Also we see how backpackers prefer to be indulged in their environment rather than staying in a hotel because it creates a more memorable experience for them. Through the different interviews and views of tourism documented in the film, we can learn how tourism can boost an economy but also be detrimental to the environment.


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USA | Bhutan | Bolivia | Mali | Thailand

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gringo Trails: How Big Is Your Footprint? See more »

Filming Locations:

Timbuktu, Mali See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$158, 20 April 2014

Gross USA:

$8,349

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,349
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