Briars in the Cotton Patch: The Story of Koinonia Farm: 10th Anniversary Edition - DVD

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This award-winning documentary tells the story of a courageous group of blacks and whites who withstood bullets, bombs and boycotts at Koinonia Farm in the years leading up to the Civil Rights era. Director Faith Fuller, who lived at Koinonia as a child, has updated this thought-provoking piece 10 years after its 2002 debut. Bonus features include the 7-minute short Clarence Jordan: Legacy of Faith, a look at daily life of the Koinonia community today, Koinonia kid Greg Wittkamper's 40th high school reunion, and footage from the Briars premiere opening night in Americus. Appropriate for a wide range of audiences, from high school and college classrooms to church presentations, or to add to your home collection.

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Sharlene Weed Jun 10th 2019

Briars in the Cotton Patch (DVD)

Love this movie from the perspective of Habitat for Humanity and Civil Rights rights history. The story is inspiring. I bought two copies to share with new Habitat board members and staff as part of their on-boarding.

david robinson Jun 1st 2019

Briars in the Cotton Patch (DVD)

Outstanding documentary, directed by Faith Fuller, daughter of Millard and Linda Fuller who are founders of Habitat for Humanity. First released in 2002, and updated for this 10th Anniversary Edition, covers each of the key development phases of Koinonia from its establishment in 1942 through several critical periods of evolution, all of which are true to the original mission of the organization.

An excellent resource for classroom use in civil rights/human rights education. Reveals the connections involving Morris Dees (SPLC), Clarence Jordan (Founder), community relations with Americus (GA), and Jimmy Carter (US President and neighbor to Koinonia in nearby Plains (GA).

This DVD is a must-watch for anyone committed to fully understanding the state of civil rights from 1975 to present day. Every school should have one. The five-star rating fails to convey the appreciation this DVD production merits.

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