On Friday, September 30th, we will host the 2nd edition of Docu Doka with the Dutch premiere of two documentaries on the delicate balance between sustainable and unsustainable coastal tourism in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Goose with the Golden Eggs (2014) and Caribbean Green Travel (2016).
Both documentaries are produced by the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), a non-profit research institute based in Washington, DC., committed to the promotion of responsible tourism policies and practices globally, so that local communities may thrive and steward their cultural resources and biodiversity. Introduced and hosted by Inge Hermann, the films will be the starting point for a discussion on sustainable tourism by invited experts and the audience.
Provocative and informative, The Goose with the Golden Eggs: Tourism On Costa Rica's Pacific Coast examines the impacts of different models of coastal tourism in Costa Rica, from small-scale eco-lodges and a sustainable mid-sized resort to large-scale resorts, vacation homes, and cruise ships along the northern Pacific Coast. Caribbean Green Travel: Your Choices Make a Difference highlights (apparently) exemplary travel and tourism practices on four Caribbean Islands: Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Grenada and Jamaica. These innovative efforts will benefit local businesses and the islands’ peoples, while conserving energy and preserving the environment.
The discussion panel of the night will consist of Paul Peeters, Associate Professor in Sustainable Transport and Tourism at the NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, and Frans de Man from Retour, a foundation committed to more sustainable development in tourism (www.retour.net). After a short reflection on the films, the two invited experts will stimulate a lively discussion with the audience about the possibilities and impossibilities of sustainable tourism.
Tickets for the second edition of DocuDoka on September 30th can be purchased online for €10 at http://bit.ly/docudoka2 or at the door on the night itself for the same price. Advanced ticketing is recommended, since only a limited number of seats is available. The films will be in English (incl. English subtitles) and the main language of the discussion will also be in English to enhance inclusion and participation.
DocuDoka #2: Is Sustainable Tourism Really Possible?
20.00 Doors open
20.15 Introduction by Inge Hermann (Associate Professor in Ethics and Tourism)
20.25 The Goose with the Golden Eggs (34 min., Dutch premiere!)
21.00 Caribbean Green Travel (45 min., Dutch premiere!)
22.00 Discussion with Paul Peters, Frans de Man and the audience
23:00 After-chat with drinks at the bar
00:00 Regular Doka party (until 7am!)
10 euro via http://bit.ly/docudoka2
or at the door on the night of the event
Docu Doka, an initiative of Volkshotel in collaboration with Gasten in je Gezicht and Caribbean Creativity, is an engaging film and discussion night on the adverse effects of globalization. Every two months (usually the last Friday of that month) in Doka (located in the basement of the de Volkskrant building), an urgent issue in today’s global society is discussed on the basis of a documentary and discussion with special guests and the audience. The first series focuses on the impact of tourism. What are the effects of modern tourism on people and the environment?