For over thirty years, Jacalyn White and Joell Hallowell have collaborated on dozens of short independent and experimental films, including over 100 oral history interviews. Screenings include the Harvard and New York Film Archives, the London International Film Festival, the Chicago Underground Film Festival, the Madcat Women’s Film Festival, the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Fresno Film Festival, the Marin Arts Council, and the San Francisco Arts Commission.
This creative team has recorded and edited oral history interviews for the San Joaquin River Parkway Trust, McSweeney’s Voice of Witness series, and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, among many other organizations and individuals. Jacalyn and Joell both received their Masters of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute, where they met. Jacalyn is currently on the staff at San Francisco State University. Joell graduated with an additional Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at SFSU, and is Co-Editor of two oral history books, "Take Me to the River" (Heyday Books), "Lawfully Wedded Wives" (Spuyten Duyvil), and an anthology of poems and photographs, "Shadowed: Unheard Voices" (The Press at California States University at Fresno).