Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, the most biologically intense place on Earth faces tourism development that threatens to destroy it, and only its local communities can save it.
This film explores the potential consequences of a planned international airport in the Osa Peninsula rainforest, exposes tourism impacts on previously untouched places in Costa Rica, and highlights a new model of rural community tourism where local families provide travel experiences that shape and protect their communities and natural resources.
Director: Eytan Elterman
Mexican-American, Eytan’s past work has taken him through Central America, South America, Western and Eastern Europe, and parts of Africa, as well as having studied in Spain and Argentina. It’s those experiences that made him realize what a privilege it is to see the world –- and it’s this type of adventure that drives his work. Eytan began his career as a documentary filmmaker in 2005 and has since worked on documentary shorts focused on alternative fuel, international development, the foster care system, food justice, sport diving, and U.S./Israel relations. He has an MBA in International Management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and is currently based between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Completion Date:November 1, 2015
Production Budget:30,000 USD
Country of Origin:United States
Country of Filming:Costa Rica