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Georgetown Green Film Series: The River and the Wall

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Hosted by the Georgetown Green Film Series, Southwestern University –

The River and the Wall is an immersive narrative film about one group’s travels along the U.S.–Mexico border by horse, mountain bike, and canoe. It is filmed with both a political and environmental lens, attempting to dissect what the border means and how it affects both humans and wildlife surrounding it. This 1,200-mile expedition from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico follows NatGeo Explorer Filipe DeAndrade, ornithologist Heather Mackey, river guide Austin Alvarado, and conservationist Jay Kleberg in their search to discover the immense value of the too-often-ignored environment that surrounds the border, how politics play into this, and what this change would look like in a much broader sense for the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

With its environmental focus, artistic cinematography, and presentation of a diverse range of political opinions, the documentary promises to provide a space for the entire community to come together and find common ground. After the screening, members of the documentary’s production crew and cast will engage in a rich discussion of the film and its thematic elements.

Watch the trailer:

The schedule of the event is as follows:
5:00 p.m. Doors Open
5:30 p.m. Film Screening
7:30 p.m. Intermission & Refreshments
8:00 p.m. Panel Session

– Hillary Pierce | Producer
– Jay Kleberg | Producer & Character
– Austin Alvarado | Character

This event will take place in Alma Thomas Theater at Southwestern University (1001 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626). This event is sponsored by the Southwestern University Environmental Studies program.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved here.