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Adventure Travel News:  La Paz on Foot and GLP Films Collaborate on Unique Promotional Video

Adventure Travel News: La Paz on Foot and GLP Films Collaborate on Unique Promotional Video August 12, 2015

Fellow tribe members GLP Films and La Paz on Foot are sharing the benefits of a recent filmmaking collaboration that allowed the ATTA members to showcase their skills as destination storytellers and a purveyor of high-quality, responsible travel in the Central Andes, respectively.Read more…

The Extraordinary Power of Toilets in India

Take On the Road: The Extraordinary Power of Toilets in India August 4, 2015

A shot of a scholarly-looking, older Indian man pushing the flush on a toy toilet isn’t exactly the introduction you’d expect to a documentary about the plight of Delhi’s ‘untouchable’ population. But as the crew from US-based production company GLP films discovered, Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak – founder of Delhi’s irreverent toilet museum – has developed his interest in all things latrine over many years. Read more…

GLP Films and National Geographic Announce Strategic PartnershipPress Release

GLP Films and National Geographic Announce Strategic Partnership May 13, 2015

GLP Films (GLP), an award-winning film production and marketing company, and National Geographic, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, have established a strategic partnership to produce compelling new content for the National Geographic website and digital channels. . Read more…

Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP)Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) May 12, 2015

As a communication tool, Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) decided to participate in a bid for proposal initiated by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The call for proposal, for producing a documentary film to showcase a story on the impact of CSTEP’s work, came at an opportune moment. We felt that it was important for us to share our story on the contributions we have made to India’s policy for clean energy.

ESTC 2015: An Interview with GLP Films' Chief StorytellerESTC 2015: An Interview with GLP Films’ Chief Storyteller May 11, 2015

ESTC 2015 was a world class event, packed with great meetings, educational sessions, and four presentations from GLP’s very own Founder and Chief Storyteller, Rob Holmes. Somewhere between the excursions around the sky-high Quito city center and catching up with old friends, Rob found some time to talk about the future of the travel industry and GLP’s role in ecotourism. Check out Rob’s exclusive interview with ESTC from the heart of Ecuador. Read more…

World Travel Market: World Responsible Tourism AwardsWorld Travel Market: World Responsible Tourism Awards November 5, 2014

Our winners have a vision that extends beyond the commercial – linking business success with the wellbeing of local communities and the longevity of their environments. They want to make profits with principles, communicate balance sheets alongside beliefs, and won’t undermine passion in the pursuit of professionalism. They are resilient, determined, humanising advocates for their destinations. They are the future of tourism. Read more…

Adventure in Motion: Film Contest with Yahoo Travel<br /> GLP Films wins 3rd PlaceAdventure in Motion: Film Contest with Yahoo Travel GLP Films wins 3rd Place October 9, 2014

The results are in! 2014 Adventure Travel World Summit delegates chose two winners from the inaugural Adventure in Motion film competition! In order to celebrate the role that creative storytelling plays in motivating travelers to pack their bags and seek adventure, the ATTA debuted a film competition at the 2014 Adventure Travel World Summit: Adventure in Motion.

Nearly 150 films were submitted during the contest and delegates of the Summit voted from six finalist films on October 9th for the film they viewed as most inspiring to travelers. Read more…

GLP&GSTCPress Release GLP Films and the GSTC Announce Strategic Partnership August 13, 2014

GLP Films (GLP) and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), a leader in establishing and managing standards for sustainable tourism, have formalized a strategic partnership to showcase GSTC destinations at the forefront of sustainable development through a new storytelling initiative. GLP Films will produce compelling new film content celebrating GSTC destinations, with the aim to share these stories with the global travel community to promote sustainable destination development. Read more…

World Responsible Tourism Awards: GLP FilmsWorld Responsible Tourism Awards: GLP Films’ “Basecamp Foundation” is Selected for Long-List for Best Short Film August 11, 2014

“Over 200 tourism organisations, initiatives, businesses and short films have been selected for the next stage of the Awards across 11 categories, including organisations as diverse as the London Science Museum, the Cape Town Carnival, and British Airways, and destinations including Mexico and Arizona, Iceland and the Cotswolds.” Read more…

National Geographic: What's the Next Quinoa? Farmers, Foodies Revive Heritage GrainsNational Geographic: What’s the Next Quinoa? Farmers, Foodies Revive Heritage Grains July 8, 2014

“Once as popular as corn in Mexico, amaranth was more or less forgotten for centuries before its recent revival there and in other countries. Now, the crop’s edible seeds could be ‘the new quinoa.’

“That is, unless teff—a tiny grass seed eaten in Ethiopia for millennia—becomes ‘the next quinoa.'” Read more…

National Geographic: What's the Next Quinoa? Farmers, Foodies Revive Heritage GrainsThe Culture-ist: This Little-Known Grain is a Superfood That Has the Potential to End World Hunger July 23, 2014

“In an effort to spread awareness on global hunger and viable, healthful solutions to combat the crisis, GLP Films and National Geographic released ‘The Most Nutritious Grain You’ve Never Heard Of,’ a short video filmed on-location in Senegal, West Africa that explores the benefits and cultural importance of a little-known grain called fonio. Heralded as the ‘new quinoa,’ fonio has drought-resistant and gluten-free qualities, making it a power player in the fight to end world hunger.” Read more…

13729649973_3b554a72d1_oPress Release GLP Films Announces 2014 Film Schedule May 5, 2014

“GLP Films (GLP), a leading film production and distribution company focused on authentic storytelling around important global issues, has announced their 2014 Film Production Schedule. GLP will produce over 15 films across 6 countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Helping kick start the schedule, GLP has been commissioned by the International Development Research Centre’s (IDRC) Think Tank Initiative (TTI), a leading international development organization, to produce films around important policy research in developing countries.” Read more…

Maasai people on Thomson Safari. Photography by Rob Holmes.GLP Films Celebrates 5 Years November 17, 2013

“My friend Rob Holmes of GLP Films has been making remarkable films with a sustainable theme for the past five years. These films educate and inspire, but they also entertain. Every year, he takes to the road to showcase his recent work. That includes films like the Okapi Conservation Project: On the Front Line of Conservation in DR Congo and Thomson Safaris – Supporting Tanzanian Communities.” Read more…

Outside Today interviews Rob HolmesOutside Today interviews Rob Holmes May 7, 2012

“Rob Holmes, founder of Green Living Project, discusses his mission and recent African Adventure.” View the video here.