New PBS Documentary about Land Issues in Panama

March 28, 2012

Paraiso for Sale is a PBS feature documentary that looks at the increasingly popular global phenomenon of residential and retirement tourism in the area of Bocas del Toro, Panama. This engaging and revealing documentary explores the social, political, economic and cultural effects of Americans relocating to Panama through the personal stories of the people who call this area home and would like to keep it that way. From an Indigenous Ngabe Bugle leader fighting for his land to an American couple who’ve invested not just in their home but in the Panamanian community, the characters and stories in Paraiso for Sale speak to the larger global issue of communities, new and old, under siege from faceless development corporations. For more information on the film, including how to purchase a DVD and/or arrange a screening at your organization, conference or educational institution send an email to: impactofilms@hotmail.com
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PARAISO FOR SALE - Trailer from Impacto Films on Vimeo.