09 Feb ‘The Wall’

"Build the wall." A simple, three-word phrase that helped define a campaign. But along the U.S.-Mexico border, nothing is that simple. To build a wall along all 2,000 miles would be an unprecedented feat of engineering, costing an unprecedented amount of money. Traveling by air and by land, investigative reporters embark on a 2,000-mile journey to dissect the issues of Trump's proposed border wall. The journey is filled with the history, heartache and hope that comes from living on one of America's most controversial stretches of land. The film is a collaboration between the Free Press team behind “12th and Clairmount” and fellow USA Today Network journalists at the Arizona Republic. World premiere. Unrated; some adult situations.

After the films: On Saturday, Free Press Editorial Page Editor Brian Dickerson talks to members of the USA Today Network team behind the documentary including director Brian Kaufman, senior video producer at the Detroit Free Press; Zahira Torres, editor of the El Paso Times; Laura Gomez, reporter at the Arizona Republic; and David Wallace, photographer and videographer at the Arizona Republic. On Sunday, Free Press immigration reporter Niraj Warikoo talks to the group.

7:30 p.m. Sat., April 14, Detroit Film Theatre at the DIA
Noon Sun., April 15, Welcome Center, Wayne State University

YEAR 2018
RUN TIME 80 minutes
Directed by Brian Kaufman