THE RIVER AND THE WALL
2019, USA, 110 min, V.O - en / es SUBT - es / eu
Director: Ben Masters
Best Culture & Nature Film Mendi Film 2019
Five friends embark on an adventure across the Mexico-US border. Following the Rio Grande, they journey from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico, travelling on horseback, mountain biking through hills, and navigating waters on canoes. Their travels focus on the need to urgently document the last remaining wilderness in Texas, as the threat of the border wall construction looms ahead. While they initially set out to document the environmental impact of the wall, they soon discover the social implications, facing the harsh realities of immigration.