Ben Masters definitely knows how to tell stories that speak to the American West. Recently-released, The River and the Wall tags along as five people traverse 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border using horses, bicycles, and canoes. The crew speaks with landowners, border patrol, congressmen representing all views on the issue, along with immigrants, and wildlife biologists, searching for both the human and biological impacts of a potential border fence.
Masters has told stories that seemingly appeal to a bipartisan audience before, when he worked on Unbranded, a film that followed four cowboys working to adopt, train and ride wild mustangs 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada.
The border wall is one of the most controversial issues in American politics today. You can watch the full film on iTunes, Amazon Prime or find a full list of live showings, here.