#TheElectionEffect: Hebh

A film by Kristi Jacobson | 2017

#TheElectionEffect, a five-part documentary series that showcases life for the next generation of voters. The series looks at seven students from an array of backgrounds and political beliefs across the nation -- and documents the effect of political rhetoric on each of them. 

I was thrilled to participate in this series that looks to youth as leaders of today. Check out the Webby Award nominated episode I directed, "Hebh", which is about a young Muslim girl in NYC realizing the power of her voice during a time when anti-Muslim hostility is at an all-time high. 

Produced by Oscar Award-winning production house Shine Global and Paramount Network, #TheElectionEffect was nominated for Best Documentary Series 2018 Award by the International Academy of Web Television

Watch the whole series right now on facebook.com/ShineGlobal!


A film by Kristi Jacobson | 2016

 Bee Love, was one of the five films commissioned and selected to screen at the TEDWomen Conference on October 26, 2016. This film tells the story of an unlikely company that set its sights on reversing the recidivism statistics by employing the formerly incarcerated and training them to become beekeepers in Chicago’s notorious West Side. We had an amazing experience meeting Brenda Palms-Barber, the founder of Sweet Beginnings, Patricia Jackson and the whole team - and capturing their uplifting and inspiring stories.