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Lillian Smith Studies: Breaking the Silence

Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence by Hal Jacobs

Hal and Henry Jacob's Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence is an hour-long documentary on the life and work of Lillian Smith. It has won numerous awards, including the "Best Full-Length Documentary" award at the 2020 Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival and the Jack Spadaro Documentary Award from the Appalachian Studies Association. 

Below, you will find the trailer. If you are not a Piedmont student, faculty, or staff, you can rent the film for $5 at