Hal and Henry Jacobs are a father-son documentary team with Hal based in Decatur and Henry in LaGrange, Georgia. Hal brings a career in freelance writing and developing written/video resources for higher education, while Henry focuses on film/photography, music and editing.
Their work focuses on arts, social justice and the environment, and telling the stories of people whose voices need to be heard. The Lillian Smith documentary is their first full-length project. Previously they worked on a short documentary about Georgia weaver/entrepreneur/visionary Mary Hambidge, who founded the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, the oldest artists' residency program in the Southeast. Their next feature-length project will look at an amazing prison education program, Common Good Atlanta, that brings an accredited liberal arts program to students behind bars.