I had heard that the monarch butterfly which migrates across the border by the millions was being threatened by Trump's border wall, and so was intrigued to catch this documentary at Mountainfilm 2019. The premise of the film is a fascinating concept. The filmmaker and a team of characters (literally and cinematically) will travel along the 1200 miles of the Colorado River that forms the border between Texas and Mexico from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico. Canoes or kayaks, sure. I fully admit that I didn't expect before immersing myself in the film that this would involve bikes and horses. Bikes for the first stretch from El Paso because the river is fairly dried up, and horses through the amazing wildlands of Big Bend National Park.
Check out this beautiful imagery from The River and the Wall webpage and read more after the jump.