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Tour the World in 90 Minutes with REEL DOCS Travel Shorts


By Amy Cotler

REEL DOCS will be airing Bob Krist’s 90-minute tour of the world in series of short cinematic travel shorts from three continents.

Krist’s award-winning films document traditional ways of life that are under threat from the pressures of contemporary society.

We start close to home, riding along with the cowboys and cowgirls on Guanajuato’s Cabalgata of Cristo Rey. Then we wander further afield to witness the thousand-year tradition of rettir in the highlands of Iceland, the beautiful white horses of France’s Camargue, and the struggle of small-boat fishermen in tiny Cornish villages. The film then highlights the wild and controversial Mardi Gras practices in rural Louisiana, the visually stunning treasures of Burma, and the Day of the Dead tradition in Oaxaca.

Bob Krist is a freelance photographer and part-time resident of San Miguel who has been shooting for National Geographic Society publications since 1980. During that time, he has completed over 40 assignments for National Geographic (NG) and National Geographic Traveler magazines and is now producing short travel films for NG and other clients, many of which have won the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Broadcast. He has also appeared in film festivals around the world. Besides National Geographic, his other film clients include the British Museum, the Maine Maritime Museum, and several NGOs and tourism boards.

He has won numerous awards, including the title of Travel Photographer of the Year from the Society of American Travel Writers. His books include the New York Times bestseller In Tuscany (created in collaboration with author Frances Mayes). He also photographed the coffee table books Caribbean, Portrait of the Caribbean and Low Country: Charleston to Savannah (Graphic Arts Center Publishing), A Photo Tour of New York (Photo Secrets Publishing), and Impressions of Bucks County (Old Mill Productions).

An accomplished writer as well as photographer, Krist’s how-to books include Spirit of Place: The Art of The Traveling Photographer (Amphoto Books) and Travel Photography: Documenting the World’s People and Places (Lark Books).

There will be a Q&A and margarita reception with the filmmaker following each screening. REEL DOCS donates proceeds from its events to the Biblioteca in support of children’s programming at the library.



Travel Shorts by National Geographic Photographer Bob Krist

Tue and Wed, Mar 20–21, 4pm

Teatro Santa Ana, La Biblioteca

Reloj 50A

100 pesos

Includes margarita reception




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