The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Film and Discussion - Indigenous People and Heritage Tourism - A Film and Discussion Evening
Helen Jennings (Tourism Concern)
Tuesday 22nd November 2016
6:30pm at De Grey Court, York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk , York YO31 7EX
Indigenous tourism is often perceived as a positive form of revitalisation and a force of empowerment for indigenous peoples. However, other perspectives see these groups becoming showcases for tourism activity, with elements of their culture commodified for tourist consumption, with little or no engagement or benefit for the community. This can lead to feelings of frustration and resentment, undermining the positive experience that should come with equitable cultural exchange.
You are invited to attend a film and discussion evening which will consider an example of where the indigenous peoples of the Mursi in Ethiopia have become objects for tourist consumption.
|7.15pm||Framing The Other - When strangers meet in the name of tourism - Film (25mins)|
|7.45pm||Discussion and observations – Facilitator Helen Jennings (Tourism Concern)|