Picking Cotton

Picking Cotton is the true story of Jennifer Thompson who was raped and Ronald Cotton who she wrongfully identified as her rapist. After 11 years in prison, Cotton’s name is cleared by DNA. The two are now best friends, working together to improve the justice system. 

Jessica Sanders Jessica Sanders
Director, Producer

Jessica Sanders is an Academy Award®-nominated, Sundance and Cannes winning filmmaker and commercial director. Jessica directed After Innocence, a feature documentary film about innocent men... more»

"I have been passionate about Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton’s exceptional wrongful conviction story since I featured them in my 2005 Sundance-winning feature documentary After Innocence, about innocent men, wrongfully convicted of crimes and cleared by DNA evidence."

Genre: Scripted