People of color are frequently underrepresented in most arenas of the media, and travel movies, in particular, seem to be overwhelmingly white. It makes some sense that at the confluence of two industries that tend to marginalize black and brown people — film and travel — that this would occur, but it doesn’t make it any more palatable to accept.
While they might be relatively rare, that doesn’t mean that travel movies starring people of color don’t exist. They certainly do. And interestingly, the storylines in these films can stray drastically from those you may be used to; they often portray much more risk, are more fraught, and often contain an element where choice is removed, adding to the sense of adventure.
While not an extensive list, here are 10 travel movies starring people of color that span a wide range of topics and genres. You should be able to find at least one or two on it to inspire your future travels.