For many the tourist pathway across South America, Africa and Asia known as the “gringo trail” offers life-altering adventures. For host nations, it offers financial security. But this trail also, say critics of tourism, is a scar of massive environmental destruction. Following stories along the trail, this film interrogates the environmental impact of tourism, and explores the complex relationships between tourist and host, at the moment when cultures collide.
Director Pegi Vail will attend this screening and take part in a Q&A.