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Films Across Borders: The River and the Wall

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American University School of Communication

4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater (McKinley Building)

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Films Across Borders presents The River and the Wall

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Films Across Borders: Stories of Water

"The River and the Wall" (Opening Night Reception, Concert, Film and Discussion)

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.

6:30 p.m. – Light refreshments

7:00 p.m. -- Guitar concert with Bethany Yarrow, singer and activist for social justice and water issues

7:30 p.m. -- Film screening of The River and the Wall (97 minutes)

9:00 p.m. – Discussion and audience Q&A with SIS Professor Anthony Fontes and Bethany Yarrow; moderated by Maggie Burnette Stogner, ex. director, Center of Environmental Filmmaking

Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater (McKinley Building)

American University School of Communication

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW - Washington, DC 20016

Reservations (recommended): https://TheRiverAndTheWallAU.eventbrite.com

This event is first come, first seated. Reservations are encouraged.

More Info: http://www.FilmsAcrossBorders.org

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AU School of Communication

AU School of International Service

Center for Environmental Filmmaking

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