Meet anthropologist and “Gringo Trails” director Pegi Vail


“Gringo Trails” gringotrails.com

Directed by: Pegi Vail

From the Bolivian jungle to the party beaches of Thailand and from the deserts of Timbuktu, Mali to the breathtaking beauty of Bhutan, the film 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.

Featuring: Freddy Limaco, Guido Mamani, Kempo Tashi, Pico Iyer, Costas Christ, Rolf Potts, Anja MuticSEPT 4-11 CINEMA VILLAGE NEW YORK CITY – opening weekend Q&As for 7pm screenings Sept 4-7, Thurs-Sun w/ Costas Christ (National Geographic Traveler), Peter Greenberg (CBS), Seth Kugel (NY Times Frugal Traveler), George Green (The Moth), Patricia Serrano (FreshTraveler), La Frances Hui (Asia Society), Connelly LaMar (VICE)

Director/Producers + Special Guests:

THU 9/4 @7pm: Costas Christ (National Geographic Traveler), Peter Greenberg (CBS)

FRI 9/5 @7pm: Seth Kugel (NY Times Frugal Traveler), La Frances Hui (Asia Society).
Co-presented by Asia Society and Matador

SAT 9/6 @7pm: George Green (The Moth), Connelly LaMar (VICE video producer), Patricia Serrano (FreshTraveler)

SUN 9/7 @7pm: Lynn Minnaert (NYU), Ethan Gelber (Outbounding)
Co-presented by NY Travel Festival, NYU Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management, and Outbounding

Also SAT 9/6 & SUN 9/7 5pm screenings presented by Hostelling International (No Q&A’s).

WED 9/10: 7PM Screening presented by Kumble Theater (No Q&A).

How do travelers change the remote places they visit, and how are they changed? This new documentary film offers answers – some heartbreaking, some hopeful.

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