Across Cultures

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Watch 60 films, 170 excerpts and over 80 archival artefacts selected by NFB specialists as part of this unique project.

The Hutterites

The Hutterites
1964, director: Colin Low

Excerpt (2:16)


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Hutterites immigrated to Canada in the early twentieth century. They live in farm colonies which adopt up-to-date agricultural methods, as is indicated by this 1964 film shot in Alberta. Hutterites seek an ideal way of life based on Christian principles. Members conform to a traditional dress code, and men and women engage in work considered gender-appropriate.