Meet the hutterites full cast

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Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of of American Colony: Meet the Hutterites with exclusive news, photos, videos and more at Watch full episodes of American Colony: Meet the Hutterites and get the latest breaking Documenting life in a small Hutterite community in rural Montana, where Cast · Claudia Hofer. Toby Hofer. Bertha Hofer. Wesley Hofer. Carver Hofer. "American Colony: Meet the Hutterites" The Shunning (TV Episode ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.

They also make use of some technology, especially when it comes to agricultural production.

meet the hutterites full cast

But the extent to which the Hutterites let in the modern world and the effect of that on their cultural and traditional values is one of the themes in the part series about the King Ranch colony 10 miles west of Lewistown that aired earlier this year. Producer Jeff Collins said he believes the negative response to the series originated with Hutterite elders in Canada.

meet the hutterites full cast

Those elders, he said, are unhappy that the Hutterites on the show chose to use the camera to talk about education, the role of women and the struggles of adapting to modern ways. Most on the King Ranch colony are pleased with and proud of the show, Collins said, but he believes they are now under external pressure to lodge a protest.

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In June, the bishops for the three sects of about 50, Hutterites in colonies in North America said in a joint statement that they were "deeply disappointed" in the show and that it presented a "distorted" and contrived image of their faith. Lyle said he stands by the producer and that the show went through National Geographic's fact-checking protocol.

We believe it's a fair and accurate portrayal of the life in the part time that we were there," Lyle said. John Hofer told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Collins arrived at the colony, found their life too boring for TV, and persuaded them to do things they never would normally do. Our simple way of life was not exciting enough to him.

meet the hutterites full cast

Bertha Hofer, a mother of three children who was featured prominently in the series, said the first three episodes were accurate depictions but then producers began presenting them with story lines.

She said they rejected some ideas but went along with others. We just fell for it," she said.

meet the hutterites full cast

Hofer said the elders from Canada told them they wanted the colony members to tell the truth. But Hofer said she also feared that she would be punished after the show followed her and her daughter Claudia looking at a college in Great Falls. Continue reading Show less Is it any good?

meet the hutterites full cast

The series introduces viewers to one of the oldest and least-known religious cultural groups in the United States, which, like the Amish and Mennonites, migrated to the United States from Europe after centuries of religious persecution.

However, their unique adherence to communal living sets them apart, and requires them to share all their resources to support the colony.

It also pressures them to move away from individual decisions that veer away from tradition and could negatively impact their overall way of life. While there is some educational information here about Kings Colony and its specific beliefs and lifestyles, much of the focus is on the drama created by church elders and conservative members of the group upholding their rules and traditions, and the desire of others to live a more progressive lifestyle by allowing their children to go to a mainstream high school, play sports, or use cell phones and computers.

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There are times when certain conversations and reactions to them appear forced or preplanned in order to underscore this conflict. But overall, it is series that offers an interesting and voyeuristic glimpse into a world that most Americans know very little about. Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk about the Hutterites.

Like the Amish and the Mennonites, this religious community has its roots in Germany.