Holi-Days

Randi Malkin Steinberger. 2002. United States of America. vo English. 50’

An overview of three classic clichés of tourism and pilgrimage: Jerusalem, Florence and Las Vegas. The first is barely coping under pressure, the second suggests a "theme-park" world, while the third....Las Vegas has all the answers. Inspired by the quote from St. Francis of Assisi, ?you are what you are seeking,? award-winning filmmaker Randi Steinberger set out to document her observations and those of the contemporary traveler. Shot entirely in the three mythic cities of Jerusalem, Florence and Las Vegas, tourists, guides and experts reveal a subtle contradiction between the modern pilgrims? anticipated expectations and their actual experiences. What we seek can be as profound as a religious epiphany, as superficial as a successful shopping spree, or as life changing as winning the big jackpot. Throughout we are subtly reminded that if we journey to seek change, we should remember to pack our sense of humor.

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