Date: Sat, 2010/12/04 – 5:30pm
Price: Open to all
Category: Film screening
Duration: 36 min
Tourism is a booming industry across the world. It provides employment opportunities and fills the national coffers but on the flipside the bane is evident. Environment degradation, garbage disposal, lack of basis amenities and haphazard construction have become a major threat to many regions. As awareness spreads nations all over the world are becoming sensitized towards developing an eco-friendly approach to tourism.
Leave Nothing but Footprints is a bold attempt to study the contrast between mainstream tourism and eco-tourism. It travels across Ladakh, Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim and captures the ill-effects of popular tourism. On the other hand it also portrays several eco-friendly alternatives in the areas, which have led to not only generation of employment opportunities for the locals but also provides the tourists an insight into local culture and traditions.