Fall Film Matinees

Fall Films with Host Dr Harold C Ratzlafffall film details

SEPTEMBER 11th & 13th at 1:30pm

Remembering Russia 1914-1927
Provides information on the years leading up to Russia’s joining of the war in 1914, social, economic and political changes broke down Tsarist regime authority. (43 mins.)


SEPTEMBER 18th & 20th at 1:30pm

Remembering Russia 1928-1938
This film documents the spiritual battles and sufferings of Mennonites in Soviet Russia from the introduction of the first Five-Year Plan in October 1928 to the end of the Great Terror in 1938. Otto Klassen Productions.
(52 min.)

SEPTEMBER 25th & 27th at 1:30pm

Escape Via Moscow & The Women’s Burden Under Stalin
Escape Via Moscow provides insight on Mennonites in Soviet Russia and their spiritual battles as the Soviet government determined their fate. (35 min.)

The Women’s Burden focuses on the role that women played in working to provide for their families throughout the difficult conditions under Stalin. Otto Klassen Productions. (10 min.)

OCTOBER 2nd & 4th at 1:30pm

…And When They Shall Ask
An award winning docu-drama telling the story of the Mennonites’ sojourn in Russia from 1788 to the present.
A David Dueck Production. (88 mins.)

OCTOBER 9th & 11th at 1:30pm

The Burden of the Soviet Star
Discusses the harsh conditions in northern Russia and Siberia where Mennonites were sent into exile. Produced by Otto Klassen. (44 min.)

OCTOBER 16th & 18th at 1:30pm

Through the Red Gate
This film tells the story of the Bargen family, as rare and long-forgotten letters reveal terrifying details of their fate during Stalin’s reign. Directed by Moyra Rodger. (50 min.)

OCTOBER 23rd & 25th at 1:30pm

The Birth of Anabaptism
A film all about the history of Anabaptism taught by Abraham Friesen (28 mins.)

OCTOBER 30th & NOVEMBER 1st at 1:30pm

Menno’s Reins
A dramatized history of the
Mennonites of Manitoba
A Dueck Film Production. (60 mins.)

NOVEMBER 6th & 8th at 1:30pm

Remembering Our Mennonite Heritage
A film that documents Mennonite experiences in Russia and the Soviet Union.
Produced by Otto Klassen. (45 mins.)

NOVEMBER 13th & 15th at 1:30pm

The Last Objectors
A documentary on Canada’s conscientious objectors of WWII. They would spend years working in forestry camps, hospitals, asylums and various other positions throughout the country with little pay and no benefits. A Refuge 31 film. (45 min.)