Throughout the United States, the quietly revolutionary movement of design-build architecture is steadily spreading. Students of architecture and their professors venture into oft-forgotten regions, both urban and rural, to lend their expertise in design towards building up poverty-stricken communities. Not only building dynamic physical structures, these programs provide a balance of opportunity for those on each side of fortune.
ALL HALE is inspired by such a program and is set in Hale County, Alabama where an arduous history of African American unemployment dominates the rural American South. Industrialization and even more modern forms of farm mechanization has turned the region defined by agricultural prominence into one filled with desperate poverty. ALL HALE connects the true-to-life dots between the spirited locals, well intentioned volunteers, and powerful land owners in a place where racial tensions still run high.