A new documentary highlighting Mennonites around the world, their connection to the land and the commonalities that run through both is debuting this week at Winnipeg’s Real to Reel Film Festival. 'Seven Points on Earth' is a collaboration between Director Paul Plett and Royden Loewen, Chair in Mennonite Studies and the Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies at the University of Winnipeg.
The film offers an unprecedented look at Mennonites living around the world, and explores the lives and history of Mennonite farmers in seven communities including right here in Southern Manitoba.
Director Paul Plett joins us today on the Morning Show to talk about the film, and the importance of telling this story.
Paul also talked about whether he believes viewers will be surprised to learn Mennonites are found in such far flung places as the Netherlands and Java.
We asked Paul to reflect on how, despite thousands of miles separating these families, the common beliefs and themes of what it means to be Mennonite remained.
“Seven Points on Eart” premiers Wednesday, February 21st, at North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba at 7 pm. And if you can’t make the premier, you can catch additional screenings Saturday, February 24th at 4 pm, and Sunday, February 25th at 3:30 pm also at North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church in Winnipeg.