River and the Wall, The: Ben Masters’ Riveting Ecological and Political Docu

The documentary feature The River and The Wall, from award-winning director Ben Masters (Unbranded) and Emmy-winning producer Hillary Pierce (Tower) world premiered at the 2019 SXSW Film Fest

The chronicle, which is visually striking and politically astute, takes audiences an a journey along the U.S.-Mexico border to better understand where the physical border wall, as proposed by the Trump Administration, would go and the impacts it would have

The River and The Wall follows five friends on a 1,200 mile journey along the US-Mexico border from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico.

Riding horses, bicycles, and paddling canoes, they travel along the Rio Grande and meet with landowners, border patrol agents, congressmen on both sides of the political spectrum, immigrants, wildlife biologists, and folks on either side of the Rio to better understand where a physical border wall would go and the impacts it would have.

It features, among other things, a long, detailed interview with former Texas Congressman and Presidential Candidate, Beto O’Rourke.

At the center of this must-see message docu is an ecologically devastating case against the construction of a border wall.

Offering an immersive experience, the docu unfolds as an adventure, laced with humor and wit, showing one of nature’s beautiful spots, and arguing effectively why it should remain unchanged, despite the wish of self-interested politicians like Trump.

Distributor Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, set a North American theatrical and on demand release starting May 2019.

Gravitas previously released Masters’ award-winning docu feature Unbranded that followed four young cowboys as they hatched a plot to adopt, train, and ride a string of wild mustangs 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the wildest terrain of the American West.