Traveling to the Ends of the Earth?

3-5 PM  Traveling to the Ends of the Earth?
NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor Commons
Megan Epler Wood (Author, Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet; Director, International Sustainable Tourism Initiative, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard School of Public Health), founder in 1990 of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), will screen an excerpt from her landmark 1991 PBS documentary The Environmental Touristfollowed by a screening of The Venice Syndrome (52 min., 2012, Dir: Andreas Pichler). The Venice Syndrome explores the current state of tourism in Venice, host to 20 million foreigners a year in a city of 58,000 inhabitants. Discussion: Megan Epler Wood and Pegi Vail (Gringo Trails / NYU Center for Media, Culture and History). Moderator: Lynne Minnaert (NYU’s Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism).
Screening is part of GREEN SCREENS: Environmental Ethics On and Off ScreenMarch 23-25 at NYU
This showcase was supported by an NYU Green Grant from the Office of Sustainability and a Visual Arts Initiative Award, New York University Arts Council
Co-sponsors: NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Asian/Pacific/American Institute (A/P/A), Center for Latin American and Caribbean (CLACS), Cinema Studies, Environmental Studies, Glucksman Ireland House, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, Native American, Indigenous Students’ Group (NAISG); and Irish Screen America, NY Wild Film Festival, NY Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.