THE RIVER AND THE WALL


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Event:
THE RIVER AND THE WALL
Date:
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Venue:
The City Library
Address:
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210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT

Directed by Ben Masters
97 min | 2019 | USA | Not Rated
From the director & subject of Unbranded, screened in 2015 & 2016.

Post-film Skype Q&A with director.

 
The River and The Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes.

Conservation filmmaker Ben Masters realizes the urgency of documenting the last remaining wilderness in Texas as the threat of new border wall construction looms ahead. Masters recruits NatGeo Explorer Filipe DeAndrade, ornithologist Heather Mackey, river guide Austin Alvarado, and conservationist Jay Kleberg to join him on the two-and-a-half-month journey down 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.

They set out to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a wall on the natural environment, but as the wilderness gives way to the more populated and heavily trafficked Lower Rio Grande Valley, they come face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enter uncharted emotional waters.

Winner: Lewis Black ‘Lone Star’ Award–2019 SXSW Film Festival


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