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Poster for Gringo Trails

Gringo Trails

Director: Pegi Vail Run Time: 79 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2013 Language: English, Spanish

Starring: Anja Mutic, Costas Christ, Holly Morris, Rolf Potts

GRINGO TRAILS takes on one of the most powerful globalizing forces of our time: tourism. On May 9, director Pegi Vail and Melvin Estrella will be in house for a Q&A; on May 10, they will be joined by travel writer Anja Mutic.

Spanning South America, Africa and Asia, the tourist pathway known as the “gringo trail” has facilitated both life-altering adventures and the despoiling of many once virgin environments. The film follows stories along the trail to reveal the complex relationships between colliding cultures: host countries hungry for financial security and the tourists who provide it in their quest for authentic experiences.