Directed by John de Graaf • Documentary • 2020 • 27 minutes
Originally a Danish creation, cohousing struggled to gain popularity in its country of origin for years. That is, until a film was made that explained its merits and how people found it enhanced their lives. Now a new film by award-winning filmmaker John de Graaf promises to have the same effect on U.S. audiences.
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS explores the concept of cohousing as expressed through first-hand observations of residents of four cohousing communities — including the first one in the United States--and observations by architect Charles Durrett, who brought the concept to the US from Denmark.