The Mennonites of
Manitoba told the story of a German-speaking group of Dutch farmers from
Russia who came in 1874 to the fertile land of Manitoba to create a new
life practicing their traditional religion. The documentary was awarded
a bronze Telly Award and a Bronze Plaque Award at the Columbus Film and
The followers of
religious leader Jacob Hutter live in farm communities, devoutly holding
to the rules their founder laid down four centuries ago. Through the
kindness of a Hutterite colony in Alberta, this film, in black and
white, was made inside the community and shows all aspects of the
Hutterites' daily life.
How to Get to Heaven
with the Hutterites
An intimate insight into the world of the Hutterites, a Christian
community who believe living communally and separate from what they call
'the world' is the route to heaven. But living like this is not easy.
With exclusive access, the film follows one young man secretly running
away from his community.
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