ONE THOUSAND STORIES: THE MAKING OF A MURAL
Crew: Producers: Tasha Van Zandt, JR, Marc Azoulay – Screenwriters: Tasha Van Zandt, JR
One Thousand Stories is a documentary film which follows the artist JR’s process in the creation of his first video mural project, The Chronicles of San Francisco. Through the film we see over 1200 people who were involved in this incredible work of art. The film shows the potential for unity that hides beneath the face of this divided city and brings together over a thousand voices into one piece of art.
Tasha Van Zandt is an Emmy-Nominated documentary filmmaker who has traveled on assignment around the world to over 75 countries and all seven continents. Her work has been published by TIME Magazine, The Guardian, Google, Adobe, among many others. Throughout the year, Tasha works with National Geographic Expeditions as a Filmmaking Instructor, leading educational expeditions throughout Australia, Iceland, Tanzania and Japan. For her film The Gun Chronicles, Tasha collaborated with the renowned artist JR to document the creation of TIME Magazine’s Guns in America cover and traveled throughout the country documenting varied perspectives on gun control within local communities. Her film One Thousand Stories offers a unique look into the creation of the artist JR’s San Francisco Mural Project and is on display at the SFMOMA. Tasha is a 2019 Film Independent Fellow, member of the Film Independent Documentary Lab and SFFILM Fellow. Currently, Tasha is directing the feature-length documentary After Antarctica, which follows the life of one of National Geographic’s most celebrated polar explorers. Throughout her work, Tasha is dedicated to capturing stories that foster empathy and using her lens as a tool to build cultural bridges that lead to greater global understanding.