David Leffler

David Leffler is an Austin-based writer. His work has been featured in the Washington Post, Texas Monthly and Pacific Standard.

‘The River and The Wall’ is a Visually Stunning Borderland Adventure

The film strives to step beyond the sensationalist rhetoric and show America what its southern boundary actually looks, sounds and feels like.

On a crisp December morning in 2017, Austin Alvarado paddles his canoe along a remote stretch of the Rio Grande’s Lower Canyons. The 25-year-old Guatemalan-American river guide strokes the water beneath his boat, careful not to disturb the silence surrounding … Read More