‘The River and the Wall’ at Sewanee Union Theatre 


University student Emily Stone and Director of Sewanee Outing Program John Benson will premiere a new documentary, “The River and the Wall” on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.

The film, which recently premiered at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas , follows five friends through the Texas borderlands, “The River and the Wall” explores themes of natural borders, language, wildlife corridors, animal migration, eminent domain, and border culture. 

The screening will be held in the Sewanee Union Theatre and is sponsored by the Sewanee Outing Program, the Sportsman’s House, the Department of Earth and Environmental Systems, the International and Global Studies Department, the Greenhouse, the Spanish Department, and the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability. 

The community is invited to learn more about life along this 1,200-mile landscape. The run time of the film is 109 minutes.