In Bolivia, near the town of Santa Cruz, lives a very conservative Mennonite colony. Johan is one of the young Mennonites who is wrestling with a dilemma: whether he should support the colony and continue to adapt or leave and say goodbye to his family and friends and any possible inheritance. Alongside the story of Johan the documentary gives a picture of life in the community lived by strict traditional rules. Filming was absolutely forbidden, so the pictures of Johan and others had to be made in secret. The film also looks at the relationship between the self-sufficient Mennonites and the Bolivian authorities.


Set geluid
Production company
Shooting Star Filmcompany
TV company
Evangelische Omroep (EO)

Title: Woat et aule es
Year: 1999
Duration : 52 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 1999

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