‘The River and the Wall’ documentary follows journey along Rio Grande

New Mexico

A new documentary takes a look at the diverse landscape and wildlife along the U.S. Mexico border amid the pressure to erect a border wall. “The River and the Wall” was released Friday at select theaters and on iTunes.

It follows five friends on a 60-day journey along the Rio Grande. They travel by mountain bike, canoe, horseback, and foot to document the natural barriers that already exist along the 1,200-mile border and try to understand how a wall would affect farmers in Texas.

“I felt honored to see the area before but also saddened that it may soon change.”

The film’s release coincides with an influx of asylum seekers coming into the United States from Mexico. The city of Las Cruces alone has now received an estimated 3,000 migrants. 

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