231 West Jefferson Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75208
Tue, November 12, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CST
About this Event
EarthxFilm presents THE RIVER AND THE WALL with special guest Director Ben Masters in attendance for a Q&A after the film.
Masters’ 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. Inspired by the threat of new border wall construction looms ahead, and what he saw as the urgency of documenting the last remaining wilderness in Texas, Masters recruited NatGeo Explorer Filipe DeAndrade, ornithologist Heather Mackey, river guide Austin Alvarado, and conservationist Jay Kleberg to join him on a two-and-a-half-month journey down 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.
The group initially 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.
Thank you to our Community Partners:
Lone Star Film Festival
Dallas Video Fest
The Texas Theatre
Thank you to our media partners:
Natural Awakenings Dallas
Special Thanks to our Sponsor Smurfit Kappa