by Rick LoBello
This week I had the pleasure of talking with Hillary Pierce of The River and the Wall film project. Hillary and her colleagues are working on an exciting feature film this year that will help people better understand the Greater Big Bend region and the importance of completing the dream of an US International Park along the US Mexico border.
According to the film’s website in the feature “A team of diverse adventurers embark on an epic 1,200-mile journey along the United States/Mexico border, down the Rio Grande to experience the vast landscapes before further construction of a border wall. During the horse, mountain bike, and canoe-powered journey, they will encounter personal stories from both sides of the border, examine differing immigration viewpoints, and explore the impacts to wildlife, public lands, private landowners, and all who call the borderlands home in the feature documentary THE RIVER AND THE WALL.”
I am so excited about working with Hillary and her team in supporting this project which will include a short film designed to encourage people to get behind the international park. If ever there was a time for some good news on the US Mexico border that time is now. Please check out the film’s website and support this effort anyway you can.
The Greater Big Bend Coalition needs to do all it can to collaborate with groups like this and I will make sure that we do. In the meantime our growing board of directors is in need of many more people to support our efforts. We need people to serve on the board of directors, help with fundraising and membership, social media, publication projects and more. Please follow this blog to stay up to date and share it with your friends and colleagues. For more information contact me by email or text – firstname.lastname@example.org, 915-474-1456. If you call me without a text first I may not answer since I get so much spam.