Experience the environmental and human drama of the wall in a vivid new film at our quarterly meeting.
“The River and the Wall” follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. 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 environ- ment, but as the wilderness gives way to the more pop- ulated and heavily trafficked Lower Rio Grande Val- ley, they come face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enter uncharted emotional waters.
Movie, munchies and mingling. Join us on Wednesday October 23 at 7 PM at the Palos Verdes Peninsula Public Library, 701 Silver Spur Rd, Rolling Hills Estates (entrance also on Deep Valley Dr).
Snacks and refreshments will be served.
For more information, call Joyce White 310- 383-5247