Always in Season

Jacqueline Olive
Documentary Features
Running Time:89:00 minutes
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Producer/Director: Jacqueline Olive
Producer: Jessica Devaney
Editor: Don Bernier
Cinematographer: Patrick Sheehan
Cinematographer: S. Leo Chiang
Composer: Osei Essed

Always in Season explores the lingering impact of more than a century of lynching African Americans and connects this form of historic racial terrorism to racial violence today. When 17-year-old Lennon Lacy is found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina in 2014, his mother’s search for justice begins while the trauma of lynching bleeds into the present.


Jacqueline Olive is an independent filmmaker and immersive media producer with fifteen years of experience in journalism and film. Her debut feature documentary, Always in Season, premiered in competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Moral Urgency. Jackie also co-directed the award-winning hour-long film, Black to Our Roots, which broadcast on PBS in 2009. Jackie has received artist grants and industry funding from Sundance Institute, Independent Television Service, Ford Foundation, Firelight Media, and more. She was recently awarded the Emerging Filmmakers of Color Award from IDA and the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation.