Colin Low I

film 9 of 9

The Hutterites

Film Review by Dean Duncan Mar 23, 2015

A perfect film. Beyond the quiet virtuosity of every technical credit, The Hutterites definitively embodies all of the National Film Board’s noble aims. Revealing Canada to Canadians: affirming the necessity of the mosaic, in the midst of the tempting oblivion of the melting pot; proving the primacy of the collective, which is both featured in the film and operational in its production; demonstrating that the willing performance of duty, leavened by real interest—charitable cinema!—is superior to, takes precedence over, utterly obliterates commercial impulse. If one more person says that theoretical and, in many instances, actual and applied communism (or public subsidy) is contrary to the Gospel …

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