How much do you know about Mennonite movies?

Mennonites? Movies? It doesn’t give such! Oh, yes, it does. Mennonites have created and been depicted in film for almost as long as movies have existed. So, let’s see how well you know your Menno movies!

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The title of this film was famously censored when it appeared in a Steinbach theatre in the 1980s.

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This Mennonite documentarian made 84 films in his lifetime, including 'The Great Trek'.

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Which famous Hollywood actor of the 1960s and 70s was born a Friesen.

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This film by Mexican director Carlos Reygadas is the first ever feature film in Plautdietsch.

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Laurence Olivier stars in this Oscar-nominated WWII film that includes Nazis hiding out in Winnipeg and visiting a nearby Hutterite colony.

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This 1983 docudrama was filmed in part at the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach and depicts the experiences of Russian Mennonites.

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This actor is notable for his role in David Cronenberg's 'Naked Lunch' and for playing Menno Simons in the 1976 classic 'Menno's Reins'.

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The documentary 'That Mennonite Joke' is hosted by what Canadian Mennonite comedian?

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Mennonites were upset by the way they were depicted in this silent film, based on a popular novel by Pennsylvania writer Helen Reimensnyder Martin.

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This 1936 Nazi propaganda film attempted to encourage Mennonites to abandon their pacifism and take up arms.

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The theme song to 'Menno's Reins' was performed by which musician?

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Andrew Wall's 'The Last Objectors' features interviews with whom?

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The 2018 remake of this 1970s Italian horror classic adds a Mennonite backstory to the main character Susie.

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Which of the following films actually depicts the Amish, not Mennonites?

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The chaplain in this popular 1970s anti-war film is an Anabaptist.

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The Mennonite Movie Quiz!
Nah, jung!
Seems like you've seen far too many movies!
Jauma!
I bet you just got some wrong so the elders wouldn't know you watch movies, right?
Phew!
You safely chose to get most of the questions wrong. Good strategy. Wouldn't want the elders finding out about your movie knowledge.
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