Briars in the Cotton Patch: The Story of Koinonia Farm
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Briars in the Cotton Patch is an EMMY winning documentary film that explores the unknown story of Koinonia Farm, one of America's most daring social experiments of the last century. Started in 1942, Koinonia Farm is a rural community in southwest Georgia where blacks and whites lived together, broke bread at the same table and got paid the same wages. Though founded on the principles of non-violence and sharing, this seemingly innocent philosophy once tore a community apart and inflamed passions for decades. Koinonia had to endure years of bombs, boycotts and shootings. Out of this chaos grew a batch of Koinonia "briars" whose lifestyles pricked America's comfortable social culture. Koinonia also provided the environment from which grew the worldwide movement of Habitat for Humanity International and The Fuller Center for Housing.
Andrew Young, former Ambassador to the United Nations, Atlanta Mayor and Civil Rights veteran, hosts and narrates the documentary.
- Running time
- 57 minutes
- Faith Fuller ... Executive Producer/Director
- Michael Booth ... Script Writer
- Jim Rothschild ... Supervising Producer
- Prod. Co.
- Cotton Patch Productions
- United States
- Years of Production
- 3 years
- Americus, Georgia
- Prod. Partners
- Michael Booth, Jim Rothschild, Florin Miron
- Release year
- Ojai Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, RiverRun International Film Festival, Asheville Film Festival
- CINE, SE Regional EMMY
- Broadcast (Prod.)
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