Local Life: Cambodian Documentary

Everyday Explorer is embarking on a journey to understand how tourism is changing global cultures and educating through entertainment. 

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Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, providing 1 out of 11 jobs worldwide. The numbers of travelers increases every year directly influencing the globalization of local economics, environments, and cultures.

Through qualitative research, film, and written analysis writer and cultural communicator Leigh Wright will conduct fieldwork to analyze the effects increased tourism numbers have on locals and visitor experiences.

Her hypothesis is that the increases of tourists create tension between host and guest contributing to a decrease in positive experiences for both.

In addition, she will approach the question, “Is tourism creating a homogenous experience worldwide?” Methodologies will include one-on-one, dyads, group, and in-home interviews.

This documentary is slated for completion March 2019.

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