About the Film
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.
Presented with Park City Municipal Corp for Earth Day. Post-film panel with Daniel Olson, DWR Wildlife Migration Corridor Initiative Coordinator, Allison Jones, Executive Director of Wild Utah Project, and Ralph Hottinger, Save People, Save Wildlife. Chris Cherniack, co-host of KPCW’s This Green Earth, will moderate.