Briars in the Cotton Patch Documentary

by Faith Fuller

Briars in the Cotton PatchBriars in the Cotton Patch: The Story of Koinonia Farm explores the unknown story of Koinonia Farm, which may have been the most daring social experiment in the southern United States during the last century.

Started in 1942, blacks and whites lived together on the Georgia farm, broke bread at the same table and got paid the same wages. The community became the target of white anger – with bombs, boycotts and shootings.

Narrated by former Atlanta Mayor and UN Ambassador Andrew Young, this one-hour PBS television documentary examines the remarkable personalities and events of Koinonia Farm. Although not widely known, its significance and impact stretches around the world because it is the seed from which Habitat for Humanity International grew.

"Briars in the Cotton Patch" (Opening Sequence)

Briars in the Cotton Patch Festivals

Briars in the Cotton Patch aired on PBS stations nationwide from 2005 - 2010. It won a regional EMMY for best script and was nominated for a regional EMMY for best music score. It is also the recipient of the prestigious CINE award.

The 10th Anniversary Edition was released in 2013 with several brand new bonus features.

Director/Executive Producer: Faith Fuller
Producers: Michael Booth, Jim Rothschild, Florin Miron
Scriptwriter: Michael Booth and Faith Fuller
Music Composition: Curtis Bryant
Narrator/Host: Andrew Young

Official Website: www.briarsdocumentary.com

To Watch on Amazon Instant Video:
Briars in the Cotton Patch 10th Anniversary Edition

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May 24, 2015
A must see!
by: Betsy

This film opened my eyes about what life was like in the deep South when racism was allowed to permeate. It's amazing what the people at Koinonia Farm had to put up with as they simply lived out Christ's message in a part of the country that prided itself on it's Christianity. And to think that Habitat for Humanity sprung from these efforts is incredible. It just goes to show you that good will eventually win. This is a must see for any history buff or fan of Habitat. Thanks for posting!

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