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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.

This free event is hosted by HAVRC (Heritage and Arts Visitor Research Collaborative) at York Business School, York St John University in collaboration with Tourism Concern.

6.30pm Drinks reception
7.00pm Welcome
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)
8.15pm Networking

Capacity at the venue is limited, so please reserve your place soon to avoid disappointment.

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