Melvin Estrella and Pegi Vail, co-directors present their latest film. How do travelers change the remote places they visit, and how are they themselves changed? 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 impact of tourism on cultures, economies, and the environment. The overriding quandary in all these locations is balancing the host country’s financial needs with the inevitable disturbance to the environment by visitors. With so few films devoted to this topic, Gringo Trails counterbalances the Hollywood view of “exotic” people and locales. This film should spark an overdue conversation. 2013, USA, 79 mins.