April 15, 2019 Film Screening:
The River and the Wall
Directed by Ben Masters
100 min – 2018
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 W 59th Street, NY NY 10019
Early Screening: 4:30 pm,
followed by refreshments
Evening Screening: 7:00 pm,
followed by a discussion with Joel Kupferman, NY Environmental Law & Justice Project
free tickets at: tinyurl.com/JJC-River
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. (trailer)
An Environmental Education Fund EcoCinema Event