Cotton Chronicle is an industry, farm, and family documentary headlining the changes in cotton production and agribusiness during the last 60 years. The narrative vehicle for this documentary is the voice of the “last-one-standing” patriarch of a four generation farm family living in the Four Hole Swamp of low-country South Carolina. Family members, multi-generational farm hands, and community testify to the family’s farming heritage and deep-seated values of faith, succession, and family pride. Also prominent in the story is the family’s loyalty to John Deere, a manufacturer of farming equipment since 1837.
Cotton Chronicle is produced in three forms:
1) A photography exhibition
2) A book, Coming Home to Cotton
3) A multimedia long form documentary (currently in-progress) – view trailer