Madison, Wis. (January 28, 2016) – Edgewood College is pleased to welcome filmmaker and anthropologist Pegi Vail to campus for a special screening of her documentary film “Gringo Trails.”
The evening features the film from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Monday, February 22, 2016, in Anderson Auditorium on campus, followed by a discussion with Ms. Vail. There is no admission charge and Greater Madison is invited to attend.
Pegi Vail, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of New York University’s Center for Media, Culture and History. Her academic work has focused on visual anthropology, Indigenous media and on the political economy of tourism in the developing world. She has taught on Film and Culture at NYU and Columbia University Anthropology Departments; Tourist Productions in the NYU Performance Studies Program; and documentary filmmaking through the NYU Department of Anthropology’s Culture and Media Program. Her award-winning documentary “Gringo Trails” (Icarus Films/Andana Films) looks at the long term cultural and environmental effects of global tourism.