Briars in the Cottonpatch: The Story of Koinonia Farm tells the story of a courageous group of people who withstood bullets, bombs and boycotts in the years leading up to the tumultuous Civil Rights era. Narrated by former Atlanta Mayor and UN Ambassador Andrew Young, this one-hour documentary examines the remarkable personalities and events of Koinonia Farm.
Founded on principles of non-violence and sharing, Koinonia’s significance and impact is global: in 1976, Koinonia became the birthplace of Habitat for Humanity International. The community has also inspired and changed the lives of thousands of people who have visited, learned of, or lived at Koinonia. Its members were, and still are, followers of Jesus who live out their faith in their daily lives.
This powerful story of Christian persecution, racial injustice and uncommon courage has received an Emmy award and a CINE Golden Eagle Award. In 2012, an update was added to the special features section that will tell you more about Koinonia Farm today.