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The Hutterites

The Hutterites
1964, director: Colin Low

Excerpt (4:47)


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Hutterites have lived in religion-based communities since the 16th century. Persecuted in Europe, they established North American colonies in the 19th century. To Hutterites, work and religion are tightly bound together. During a market trip to town, a farmer discusses his interest in egg production. His daughter maintains that a wedding is the most important celebration in a girl's life.