“Marking the Distance” by The Rauch Brothers

When Gweneviere Mann lost her short-term memory, following surgery to remove a brain tumor, she was forced to navigate life in a new way. But she wasn’t alone. With the support of her boyfriend, Yasir Salem, Gweneviere found she could tackle the challenges her condition threw her way—and a few more.

CREDITS
Directed by: The Rauch Brothers
Art Direction: Bill Wray
Storyboard: Stephen DeStefano
Animation: Tim Rauch
Assistant Animation: Polly Guo, Erica Perez
FX and Compositing: Gary Leib, Deena Beck
Audio Produced by: Jasmyn Belcher, Michael Garofalo
Music: “Alina’s Place” and “Black Fur” by Fredrik (The Kora Records/House of Hassle)
Funding Provided by: Corporation for Public Broadcasting
In partnership with American Folklike Center/NPR/POV


  • Mike

    I always really appreciate these StoryCorps videos–the art is thoughtful and tastefully executed, and it’s an interesting and memorable format for crystallizing these interactions.

  • Jonah Sidhom

    Wow. That was really great.

  • How neat!

    This is such a fantastic project. I really love this. Very inspirational. Great drawings! Honest and heartfelt. Great use of the medium.

  • Dana B

    I’m glad they’re still doing these. Always heartfelt and beautiful :)