American Colony: Meet the Hutterites

Season 1 Episode 2

The Shunning

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Aired Unknown Jun 05, 2012 on
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Because Bertha and Rita, two of the key mothers of the colony, allowed their teenage sons to attend public high school and play sports, the elders from Canada pay a visit to the colony, and impose the worst punishment a Hutterite can ever receive -- a shunning. It's a day King Colony will never forget, as the elders bar Bertha and Rita from doing their colony work, going to church or eating with the rest of the colony. Hutterite tradition says that children should drop out of school earlier to help on the colony, but Bertha and Rita think this tradition is tired, so they broke it, and are now paying the price. Tensions rise as Carver becomes angry that he is being told to leave school, and pain is deep as Bertha and Rita experience their worst days on the colony.moreless
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