Two men walked a 500 feet high rope over the border to show solidarity

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A Mexican and an American walked a highline hundreds of feet over the Mexico- United States border to show solidarity in the wake of intense political conflict.

On January 25, the last day of the longest government shutdown in US history, Corbin Kunst and Jaime Maruffo walked across a thin rope spanning the Mexico-United States border. 

The slackline was 300 feet long, 500 feet high and served as common ground between the countries. 

'We were there to promote cooperation,' Kunst told CNN. 'We want to have cooperation and trust all over the world, especially with our neighbors.'

Corbin Kunst(pictured) and Jaime Maruffo walked a highline 500 feet high and 300 feet long between the Mexico- United State border on January 25

Corbin Kunst(pictured) and Jaime Maruffo walked a highline 500 feet high and 300 feet long between the Mexico- United State border on January 25

The expedition was done to show solidarity between the two countries after intense political divisions dividing the two neighbors

The expedition was done to show solidarity between the two countries after intense political divisions dividing the two neighbors

Two groups, one from Mexico and one from the United States, met before traveling together down Rio Grande to their destination

Two groups, one from Mexico and one from the United States, met before traveling together down Rio Grande to their destination

Melton: 'You're putting your life in each others' hands. It was so beautiful just to be a witness and to be a part of it'

Melton: 'You're putting your life in each others' hands. It was so beautiful just to be a witness and to be a part of it'

Kunst has been doing highling for about five years. 

The two slackliners will be featured in the short film, 'The Imaginary Line', premiering August 25 at 1pm. 

The sky high expedition began in February after Kunst contacted filmmaker Kylor Melton in the early days of the historic 35 day government shutdown. 

'Corbin hit me up and said he had this idea some time in the next couple of years,' Melton told CNN. 

'I paused for like 20 seconds. My mind was churning, mind racing. And I said, dude, be at my

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