Sapelo, a barrier island in Georgia south of Savannah, is home to a population of people who self-identify as Geechees — descendants of slaves and Sapelo inhabitants for more than 200 years. This short film by director Joe York, produced in conjunction with the Southern Foodways Alliance, explores the beautiful setting and asks if one heritage legume might be able to help the community grow…

Watch the video here:

Red Peas Are the Backbone of an Island Community off the Georgia Coast

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