Spring Films 2022

The Mennonite Heritage Museum is pleased to present a FREE movie matinée series this spring. Come and watch exclusive, award winning, historical feature films and documentaries in the comfort of our in-house theatre.

Our Cafe is open from 10am-3pm Tuesday-Thursday.  *Please call ahead if you are planning to come for lunch.

  • ALL SHOW TIMES Are in the Afternoon at 1:30pm.
  • Ask about our select show times.
  • Other titles are available, please ask.
  • Not for sensitive or younger audiences; Viewer discretion recommended.
  • Running times vary from 28—100 minutes.
  • For more details, see our website.
  • *No-Host Lunch, call ahead to reserve seats.
  • Limited seating.
  • Registration Required.  Call today! 604-758-5667
  • Check in at Front Desk upon arrival.
  • The Front Desk serves as our Box Office for tickets.

 

May 4, 2022

 

Remembering Our

Mennonite Heritage

This film documents Mennonite

Experiences in

Russian and the Soviet Union.

Produced by Otto Klassen (45 min)

May 11, 2022

 

…And When They Shall Ask

In English: An award winning docu-drama

of the Mennonites sojourn in Russia from 1788 to the present.

A David Dueck Production (88 min)

May 18, 2022

 

The Birth of Anabaptism

A film all about the history of Anabaptism. Taught by Abraham Friesen. (28 min)

May 25, 2022

 

The Radicals

A docu-drama of the early Anabaptist movement, as experienced by Michael and Margaretha Sattler. To a world of fear Anabaptists introduced freedom… A crime

punishable by death. (100 min)

June 1, 2022

 

Volendam: A Refugee Story

In memory of those that never made it to freedom. Examines the story of Russian Mennonite Refugees during WW2 told through personal interviews,

re-enactments and never before seen

archival footage.

Refugee 31 Films (88 min)

June 8, 2022

 

Called to Help My People

This film portrays the life of indigenous tribes in the Grand Chaco before and after the arrival of the first European settlers, shown through the eyes of Lengua Sepe Lhama.  (40 min)

June 15, 2022

 

Home for the Homeless

A film that focuses on the lives of those who escaped Russia and fled to Paraguay. Viewers are given a glimpse into what life may have been like throughout their settlement and growth in the Grand Chaco. (80 min)

A Dueck Film Production

June 22, 2022

 

Bonhoeffer

One of the most dramatic odysseys in recent  history, this documentary recounts the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer as he became a pastor and theologian during the rise of  the Nazis and then secretly joined the assassination plot to kill Adolf Hitler. (92 min)

A Martin Doblmeier Production.

June 29, 2022

 

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. (45 min)

A refuge 31 Film

 

 



Mennonite In Motion Book Launch

You are Invited to this free event!

Join author John H. Redekop as he presents his book: Mennonite In Motion: The Life and Times of John H. Redekop, Ph.D.

2:00pm

Saturday

April 23

1818 Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford, BC V2T 5X4
Call 604-758-5667
mennonitemuseum.org
  • *Enter to win a free book by registering your spot by April 21.
  • Call 604-758-5667
  • *Reserve your copy today!
  • Complimentary refreshments: Platz
  • 2pm, April 23rd, 2022 (Doors at 1pm)
  • *Recommended

Doors at 1pm, Presentation at 2pm, Exhibits open until 4pm.

Wheelchair accessible.

Special Guests: Herb Neufeld & Mary Durksen

Special Music: The Male Quartet

ABOUT THE BOOK:

“It reads like fiction but it’s a real story of a great man of faith.”  Dr. Peter Nikkel

“His observations and reflections are insightful, stimulating, and frequently touching.”  Dr. Reginald Bibby

“an engrossing and delightful read….a truly epic autobiography.”  Dr. Janet Epp-Buckingham

“Mennonite in Motion is an engaging, evocative and compelling tome of a read…. a bounty and beauty of a book.”  Dr. Ron Dart

“This book tells the story of a truly fascinating and full life.”  Dr. Paul Chamberlain

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

John H. Redekop has lectured in Washington, California, and then at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario for twenty-six years. Most recently he has lectured part-time at Trinity Western University (Langley, British Columbia) for twenty years. His PhD in Political Science, 1966, was given by the University of Washington (Seattle). Trinity Western awarded him a DHum (hon.) in 1994. He has served as national moderator of the Canadian Mennonite Brethren Conference and as president of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. He lives with his wife, Doris, in Abbotsford, British Columbia, and is a member of Bakerview Mennonite Brethren Church.

https://directionjournal.org/46/2/professors-pilgrimage.html