Hutterites: To Care And Not To Care

DVD Release: February 16, 1993
Hutterites: To Care And Not To Care


Spiritual cousins of the Mennonites and Amish, the Hutterites live simply with austerity. By a way of life that is supremely communal rather than individualistic, the Hutterites have ridden themselves of poverty, homicide and anxiety about the future.

Dove Review

The Hutterites are a hardworking, God-loving and God-fearing people, who share their lives in a communal lifestyle. They have their own schools, grow and produce their own food, make their own shoes and clothes, and are self-reliant on their own community. Their lives are a commitment to God and family. Everything they do is for the glory of God.

When times are tough on the world around them, they do pitch in and help. When there was a flood in their area, they helped their neighbors with equipment and man power. They sell their extra produce, feed and stock when necessary. They obey the government rules regarding taxes and schools, but they are exempt to military service because of their religion.

This film offers an inside look at a quiet, reserved, and respectful group of people, much like the Amish and Mennonites. We award this documentary the Dove “Faith Friendly” seal for 12+, due to one scene that, unless you were raised on a farm, may offend or disturb some adults and younger children.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Visual beheading of geese
Drugs: Discussion regarding "partaking of drink"
Nudity: None
Other: Religious beliefs


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Director: John L. Ruth
Producer: John L. Ruth
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 58 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe