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'God Save Texas' Iliana Sosa interview“Writers have been sizing up Texas from its earliest days, usually harshly,” writes Pulitizer Prize winner and Texas Monthly alum Lawrence Wright in the opening of his 2018 book, God Save Texas. The same could probably be said of filmmakers, especially where the Texas-Mexico border is concerned. Narcos and migrants, desert and dust—one easily falls into the trap of depicting the starkness of two sides without adequately capturing the nuance of those who live in between. Inspired by Wright’s book, a new HBO documentary trilogy by the same name introduces viewers to the Lone Star State in its immense complexity by sending three Texan directors back to their hometowns. Richard Linklater presents a portrait of Texas’s criminal justice system in his native Huntsville; Alex Stapleton spotlights…

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