This feature-length (96 minute) film follows acclaimed French artist JR around the globe as he builds some of his most monumental projects, challenging perspective and uniting communities through his thought-provoking work. One of the four projects shown is an across-the-border picnic with its table of picnic-goers stretching across the US-Mexico border and its larger than life photo of a child overlooking the border.
JR is a visual artist whose work is about raising questions, seeking an encounter between the subject and the passer-by. JR was voted one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2018. In his artist’s statement, he describes this film as one that “challenges viewers’ perceptions by lifting the voices of people and places that are often overlooked. The film is the culmination of years of my work.”