Sabrina Van Tassel
Sabrina Van Tassel is a French-American film director and a journalist. Her latest film, The State of Texas vs. Melissa, which explores the life journey of Melissa Lucio, the first Hispanic woman to be sentenced to death in Texas, is available on demand through FilmRise from October 20. As an investigative reporter, Van Tassel has directed more than 45 documentary films for the last 15 years for major television programs. Focusing mainly on social and politically motivated matters such as women forced into marriage, underage sex trafficking, post-traumatic stress, children in the white nationalist movement, women in prison and the holocaust. The Silenced Walls (2015) was her first documentary which was released theatrically. Critically acclaimed by the French press, it told her journey to discover the history of the Drancy camp, the biggest internment camp, turned into a social housing building at the end of the war.