THE RIVER AND THE WALL
In this vivid, engaging nature film with a message, five friends travel the 1200 miles of the Texas border in an attempt to get a sense of what building a wall there might mean. Though ecology is their primary concern, among their most nagging questions is this: Where exactly would the wall go? Not on Mexico’s side of the Rio Grande, of course. And also not right on the often infirm riverbank. Nor along the mountainous stretches.
No… in many areas the wall would need to be built a fair distance from the border, effectively ceding a great deal of land to Mexico, including large sections of farmland handed down through Texas families for generations. To say that people in the affected areas are unhappy would be an understatement. They fear their property will be seized, and that the animal life that now freely moves back and forth will stop flourishing.
Though no alternate viewpoint is offered, The River and the Wall doesn’t mean to be balanced. Without preaching, it immerses viewers in the natural world and makes an effective case for keeping it that way. Not rated. 97 minutes.
Thursday, June 27 at 2pm, 4:30pm and 7pm
$9 Adults; $6 Seniors, Students w/ID
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