The River and The Wall

Film screening and panel discussion

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Retama Auditorium, Student Union 2.02.02 | UTSA Main Campus

5:30 p.m. | Introductory remarks and film screening
7:30 p.m. | Panel discussion and Q&A

The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1,200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes and canoes. 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.

This event is part of the UTSA Social Justice Film Series in coordination with the UTSA Dreamers Resource Center and is free and open to the public. Popcorn will be served during the screening!


Special Guests

Dr. Taylor Eighmy
President, UTSA

Congressman Will Hurd
United States House of Representatives

Dr. John Phillip Santos
UTSA Distinguished Scholar in Mestizo Studies
Panel Moderator

Ben Masters
Film Director

Hillary Pierce
Film Producer

Dr. Jill Fleuriet
UTSA Associate Dean of the Honors College

Parking Info

Parking is available in the Ximenes Avenue Garage (XAG). Located between the UTSA Student Union and Applied Engineering & Technology buildings, the XAG is convenient to the south side and central core of campus.

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Courtney Balderas
Assistant Director of the UTSA Dreamers Resource Center

Phone: (210) 458-7267