The People in Black is a lyrical documentary about the Hutterites, an anabaptist group living a simple, communal lifestyle on the Canadian prairies. The film uses slow-motion cinematography and the Hutterites' own old-world songs and prayers to evoke the gentle simplicity of their devotion.
Selected Festival Screenings and Premiere Broadcasts:
The People in Black has been acquired by such broadcasters as the SCN, WTN - Women's Television Network, and TV5.
|Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Co-producer||Robin Schlaht|
|Executive Producer||Stephen Onda|
|Sound Recordist||Lorene Jewitt|
|Post-production Sound||Pat Butler|
Made with assistance from:
Multiculturalism and Citizenship Canada
The Saskatchewan Arts Board
The Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation
The National Film Board of Canada's PAFPS program
The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative
The Canada-Saskatchewan Partnership Agreement on Culture
The People in Black was filmed with the gracious participation of the Baildon Hutterite Colony, Saskatchewan, Canada.