Show info from National Geographic Channel: For the first time, National Geographic Channel takes you inside you inside a family divided at a crucial crossroads where technology is challenging time-honored traditions in the new series American Colony: Meet the Hutterites, premiering Tuesday, May 29, at 10 PM ET/PT.
Producer Jeff Collins went into the Hutterite community of Montana — one of the country’s least understood cultures — live in a world where all resources are shared, everyone dresses similarly and nearly everyone is related. But in this colony of pacifists, it’s not all about farming and milking cows. This family lives together, works together and worships God together seven days a week, 365 days a year, for their entire lives — and like any family, this one doesn’t always agree.
King Colony is made up of 59 people, almost all related, who share their work and wealth, reject worldly possessions with great wit and dedicate their lives to communal living. From week to week, viewers will see this not-so-modern family as they struggle to balance tradition and the intrusions of the outside world — from hormonal teens wanting to attend a public high school to mothers adhering to old customs, but wanting more for their children.
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