The River and the Wall

1 Hr. 49 Min.

Screening Format: DCP
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Sponsored by: Chris and Rick Lane

For years pundits have argued about how a U.S.-Mexico border wall would affect immigration and budgets, but what about the environment? In an effort to answer this question, a team of experts hike, bike, and raft the 1,200 miles from one end of the border to the other. Part adventure, part wilderness documentary, and part sociology dissertation, The River and the Wall treats a complex issue like immigration with the nuance it deserves, and looks stunning doing it.


"Visually stunning and politically sharp." - Hollywood Reporter


"This casually relaxed documentary is both a vivid message movie and a wonder-filled paean to a singularly beautiful and biodiverse environment." - New York Times 


"Director Ben Masters' compelling, gorgeously shot, super-timely documentary THE RIVER AND THE WALL should be required viewing of anyone charged with making a public case for or against a border wall between the United States and Mexico." - Los Angeles Times



Community Partners: ACLU of Wisconsin, Marquette University Center for Peacemaking


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