Welcome! Here you can find news about how Always in Season is developing, the people and issues related to the project, reviews, grant announcements, and upcoming events.

June 19-21, 2013: Panel Discussion at the Fourth National Conference on Restorative Justice

Always in Season will be presented on a panel during the Fourth National Conference on Restorative Justice in Toledo, OH. Included on the panel are project director and producer, Jacqueline Olive; Moore’s Ford Bridge lynching reenactment director, Cassandra Greene; Warren Read, author of “The Lyncher and Me”, and advisory board scholars.  Nearly 500 leading international academics, practitioners, and activists in the fields of restorative and racial justice will attend this event.

January 10, 2013: Invitation from Arteles Residency Center in Finland to Create Healing Bottle Trees

Metal artist, Stephanie Dwyer, and Always in Season director/producer, Jacqueline Olive, have been invited to create a prototype for the Healing Bottle Tree Project in Haukijarvi, Finland.  Plans are to develop an interactive art installation that reveals the national impact of lynching and strategies for justice and healing.

October 13, 2012: Always in Season Presented at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte’s Without Sanctuary: A Conference on Lynching and the American South

The documentary project will be presented on a panel titled “Always in Season: Using Transmedia Documentary to Explore Mob Violence and Grassroots Restorative Justice Efforts around Lynching”.  UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South is hosting the conference in conjunction with the Levine Museum of the New South and its exhibit of photographs, postcards and narrative that explores one of the most horrific chapters of history.

October 12, 2012: NPR’s BackStory features Always in Season In A Radio Piece Entitled “Georgia on My Mind”

Contributor Jacqueline Olive tells the story of a group of people who get together each year to reenact the notorious 1946 Moore’s Ford lynching in Georgia.  BackStory is a public radio program & podcast produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today.

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June 16, 2012: San Francisco Black Film Festival: A Work-in-Progress, Always in Season

The San Francisco Black Film Festival’s mission is to celebrate African American cinema and the African cultural Diaspora and to showcase a diverse collection of films from emerging and established filmmakers.

June 4, 2012:  A Radio in Black and White interview with Jackie Olive about Always in Season

Radio in Black and White is an online radio show with the most integrated two hours of the week hosted by Rick Wilson and Skot Welch.

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May 28, 2012: Always in Season on KPFA Radio: Lynching and War as Tools of Masculinity on KPFA Women’s Magazine

On Memorial Day, host Kate Raphael looked at the intimate connections between militarism and masculinity in our culture and talked with author Kathleen Barry about her book Unmaking War, Remaking Men, and with filmmaker Jacqueline Olive about her film in progress, Always in Season, exploring the legacy of lynching and the movement for restorative justice.

Listen at KPFA.

March 28, 2011: Media that Matters: Panel 1: Producing Media Across Platforms

Always in Season participated in the 2011 Media That Matters Conference, the project was among those highlighted during the “How Documentary Filmmakers are Producing Media Across Platforms” panel discussion at American University in Washington, D.C. on Friday, February 11, 2011.

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February 15, 2011: BAVC Announces 2011 MediaMaker Fellows

Always in Season was selected as one of eight Bay Area artists, filmmakers, and journalists chosen as 2011 MediaMaker Fellows. Established through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1991, BAVC’s MediaMaker program provides in-kind training and post-production grants with a particular focus on supporting emerging artists and underserved communities.

January 2011: Always in Season Awarded A Development Grant from Catapult Film Fund

Catapult Film Fund supports powerful stories and moving storytelling across a broad spectrum of issues and perspectives. Seven outstanding projects were chosen, and we are tremendously honored and grateful for the support.

March 1, 2010: Always in Season Awarded Chicken & Egg Pictures’ I Believe In You Grant

Founded in 2005 by award-winning independent producer/directors Julie Parker Benello, Wendy Ettinger and Judith Helfand, Chicken & Egg Pictures nurtures and supports women filmmakers whose diverse voices represent a range of lived experiences and realities that have the power to change the world as we know it.