Movies, imagined places, and tourism

Aware of the influence films have on tourism and cities’ imaginaries, the Tourism and Hotel Administration Faculty has organized this event.

The academic meeting will provide attendees the possibility of analyzing the tourist imaginaries of different spaces and their connection to the seventh art, from the following perspectives:

1. Construction of imaginaries and the projection of cities’ tourist image through cinema: Woody Allen, Víctor Gaviria, Armando Silva. Paris, London, New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai.

2. Film, dark tourism, and psychoanalysis: the grotesque, terror, mystery, and their links with dark Tourism.

3. Mythical, magical, and fantasy places and their relationship with tourism

4. Futuristic visions and the projection of the new tourist sites

“The seventh art has created a magical space for recreation, reverie, and possible worlds – the stories, images, and music transports us to fantasy locations, mythical or future cities, enchanted through the lens, staging, and characters. Such dreaminess transmitted through a moving image is a source of inspiration and desire for future travelers in search of sensations and expectations created for the screen, for the construction of tourist imaginaries.”

The above-quoted text was part of the call for papers for the presentations by the researchers participating in this event and highlights the importance of starting to create spaces for discussion on this particular topic.

Event cost: (COP) $150,000 (discount for students and alumni)

Organized by:

– Externado de Colombia University – Tourism and Hotel Administration Faculty

– Research Group: Tourism and Society

– Bogotá Film Festival

– Procolombia

Dates: October 22, 2019 – 7:00 am to 6:00 pm October 23, 2019 – 7:00 am to 1:00 pm