A Visitor’s Guide to America’s Great Big Border Wall

As the border between the United States and Mexico began to figure more and more prominently into the news cycle, filmmaker David Freid noticed a consistent blind spot: No one, it seemed, was talking to the people who actually lived there. He decided to visit Mike Davidson, who for the past 40 years has been ferrying tourists across the Rio Grande in his rowboat.

“Ferryman at the Wall” was directed by David Freid (davidfreid.com/). It is part of The Atlantic Selects, an online showcase of short documentaries from independent creators, curated by The Atlantic.