A new must-see documentary following a Hutterite colony in Montana will air on the National Geographic Channel.
Last month, I was staying at The Yogo Inn in Lewistown, Montana. Aside from the oil speculators moving West and filling hotel rooms in Central Montana, there was talk of a documentary film crew in town.
That documentary is now edited and ready for air, as National Geographic Channel producer Jeff Collins follows the King Colony near Lewistown. Collins will join me as a guest on our statewide radio talk show on the morning of the 29th.
Click below to watch a powerful clip from the film, “American Colony: Meet the Hutterites.” You can view more clips, including “Sexist Soap Making” and “Wesley Gets a Date” by clicking here:
Show background courtesy of the National Geographic Channel:
For the first time, National Geographic Channel takes you inside you inside a family divided at a crucial crossroads where technology is challenging time-honored traditions in the new series American Colony: Meet the Hutterites, premiering Tuesday, May 29, at 10 PM ET/PT.
Producer Jeff Collins went into the Hutterite community of Montana — one of the country’s least understood cultures — live in a world where all resources are shared, everyone dresses similarly and nearly everyone is related. But in this colony of pacifists, it’s not all about farming and milking cows. This family lives together, works together and worships God together seven days a week, 365 days a year, for their entire lives — and like any family, this one doesn’t always agree.
King Colony is made up of 59 people, almost all related, who share their work and wealth, reject worldly possessions with great wit and dedicate their lives to communal living. From week to week, viewers will see this not-so-modern family as they struggle to balance tradition and the intrusions of the outside world — from hormonal teens wanting to attend a public high school to mothers adhering to old customs, but wanting more for their children.