The River and the Wall: Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day
with Producer Hillary Pierce
The River and the Wall follows five friends as they venture into the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands and travel 1200 miles along the Rio Grande. On horses, mountain bikes, and canoes, they set out to document the wildlife and landscapes and to 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.
|United States, 2019
|100 MINS, 0 SECS
|Film, Free Event
Hillary Pierce is an Emmy Award-winning documentary producer based in Austin, Texas. She is a part of the producing team behind Keith Maitland's dual 2016 documentaries Tower and A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story. Hilary began producing her documentary career at Maysles Films under the tutelage of Direct Cinema pioneer Albert Maysles and earned an MFA in Documentary Film at Wake Forest University. Her film The One Who Builds tells the story of the Muslim director of a refugee resettlement agency in the American South. Tower won the Grand Jury Documentary Prize and Audience Award at SXSW in 2016, broadcast nationally on PBS' Independent Lens in February 2017, was shortlisted for an Academy Award and won the 2018 Emmy for Outstanding Historical Documentary.