Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The five adventurers in “The River and the Wall” set out with a purpose and a point of view.
They will follow the Rio Grande for 1,200 miles where it forms the U.S.-Mexico border, trying to scope out the ecological damage Donald Trump’s proposed wall might cause.
Led by the film’s director, Ben Masters — the subject of 2015 documentary, “Unbranded,” about his trek driving wild mustangs from Mexico to Canada — the group includes an ornithologist, a river guide, a National Geographic explorer, and a conservationist.
Along the way, as they switch from bikes to horses to canoes, they occasionally talk to the camera about their individual stories.
Despite its verité form, this is no shaky, handheld affair, though. Polished, visually gorgeous, and acutely political, it’s a vivid, engaging nature film with a message.
Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter.
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