SYNOPSIS

AMERICAN TOURIST, a 4-part documentary series, will chronicle the astonishing rise of leisure travel, from an elite pastime to a $9 trillion industry that has had an outsized impact on our society, our lives and our planet. This series will challenge assumptions about tourism and encourage audiences to reimagine its future. 
Directed by Sarah Mondale
Produced by Sarah Patton and Sarah Mondale
Executive Producer Eric E. G. Zuelow

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AMERICAN TOURIST SERIES

ON SCREEN PERSONALITIES

"Tourism is in many ways about contradictions. We all want to be tourists, and yet we loathe tourists. We need the revenue of tourism and yet that comes with a cost."

"Tourism, we think about it as something frivolous, something fun.  But really, it's at the core of the most important aspects of our society.."

"I actually think tourism is the epitome of the new American Dream. It’s really the embodiment of American consumer culture. "

ON THE  SET OF "AMERICAN TOURIST"

Development funding for AMERICAN TOURIST provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom

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(Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this {article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource}, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.)

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