“The Mennonites – a trip back in time | DW Documentary
“DW Documentary: 1,92 Mio. Abonnenten: Like the Amish in the US, the Mennonite Christian community shuns the modern world. Most Mennonites live in secluded, self-sufficient colonies. We get a rare glimpse into the life of a devout and isolated community.
The Mennonites embrace isolation, which in their eyes helps protect them from the temptations of the modern world. At first glance, time seems to have stood still in the Mennonite colony in Belize, where people still travel by horse-drawn carriage and do without conveniences such as televisions and electricity. They still speak an old form of the German dialect Plattdeutsch. But modern life is slowly making inroads in Little Belize. Wilhelm, the community’s former doctor, was expelled for owning a mobile phone. Fearing that their community was being tainted, some more traditional members decided to found a new colony in a remote jungle in Peru, where they hope to live according to old customs and religious beliefs. For the first time ever, a camera team was granted access to one of Central and South America’s traditional Mennonite colonies.
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Mihaela: vor 2 Tagen: They don’t know God who likes music, dance,laughter, pure joy.
Shiet Mang: vor 1 Woche: ‘The closest thing they have to leisure, is Church on Sunday’ Every family has 7+ kids, I think it’s clear what they do for leisure.
Z: vor 1 Woche: Take a close look at ther adults. I see dark souls at the corner of their eyes, really dark souls.
Wipe out the fascist states of murica: vor 1 Woche: @Z i see a lot of incest going on….they all look very similar.
Michelle Tiger: vor 1 Woche: @Wipe out the fascist states of murica That’s inbreeding. Happens in the Amish community in PA as well. There are genetic diseases in the Amish population (and I’m sure the Mennonites as well) as a result.
lou m: vor 1 Woche: I gotta say,these days this type of life is looking more and more interesting to me.
Martin England: vor 2 Tagen: If they weren´t so wrong on their doctrine, as a Christan I’d be there tomorrow.
Jay: vor 1 Tag: Yes i agree, life need not be so complicated and polluted with all the crap we are bombarded with.
amfe52: vor 1 Tag: Bullshit! 12 hours in without WiFi, Social Media, YouTube or Netflix and y’all be swimming to meet the next boat back to society.
Matro: vor 1 Tag: @amfe52 12 hours without communist propaganda would be pretty great.
João Costa: vor 5 Stunden: Sounds like a BS PLace to live tbh.
flamingpie herman: vor 2 Tagen (bearbeitet): I went to school with a Mennonite girl. Although she was German descent she spoke good English and dressed normal. It was ironic because she dated like three boys at the same time and I only dated one..
Aki Tsubame: vor 2 Tagen: At least they are self-sufficient, they don’t live in poverty. They live better life than modern poverty around the world.
João Costa: vor 5 Stunden: They don’t even have money.
Drak Scrabulous: vor 1 Woche: When you look at all the problems in modern societies, its quite ironic reading the judgmental comments.
Anger Tone: vor 1 Woche: Kids are expensive!
willber318: vor 2 Tagen: Imagine spending your whole life doing nothing trying to get into heaven. 🤷♂️ live this life to the fullest.
Skein Game Podcast: vor 1 Woche: “She doesn’t know whether she’ll see her grandchildren again.”
Welp, apparently, you can just hop on a plane to Peru…because thats ok with the bible…for some reason.
infinitime infinitime: vor 1 Woche: Ironically, a situation where Skype or Zoom would be a blessing…
Just a sec: vor 2 Tagen: Glorified backwardness. The triumph of religious indoctrination. Puts out the flame of human spirit of curiosity and progress under pretense of virtue when it’s only the portal of unsophisticated 18th century thinking. Sickening.
Tarniya Baker: vor 2 Wochen: They use a lot of plastic for people who oppose modernism.
theindian mom: vor 1 Woche: At the heart of it it’s all hypocrisy to keep women down.
Arn Watters: vor 1 Woche: A cult scamming government out of taxes.
Organon: vor 1 Woche: Anti-modernism is more about values and attitudes than the physical composition of objects.
D1str1ct: vor 2 Tagen: Aaaah yes, the bible says no cars, phones, computers or other technology. I wonder why Jesus was against technology 2000 years ago. Is that why judas betrayed jesus because he didnt want to give up pornhub on his laptop? We will never know. But wait, forgot, god wrote the bible, not common man in order to control the masses. Why god? Why do you hate technology when you created it in the first place?
TaylerSivewright07: vor 1 Monat: “They live shielded from modern life” bottle of Coca Cola in the classroom.
Sälis Sälis: vor 5 Tagen: 5:58 “cars are fobidden”
tell that to the car in the background…
Full Human: vor 6 Tagen: Plastic, sunglasses, electricity, glasses, polyester fabric, corrugated iron, rubber, not thé rubber apparently, modern farming equipment, freaking planes, and is that a freaking Samsonite? Literally and figurately good at cherrypicking.
adele W: vor 2 Tagen: Talk about hypocrites- they can use modern things when it suits them, plastics, prefabricated steel, manufactured mattresses!!!
Jolie Brooks: Amazing despite of how we live today, they’re doing their best to stay original.❤️🙏
VerenaZyla: vor 2 Monaten: I have so many questions! Do they have passports? How did they get permission to permanently reside in Peru? How did they get to know about the place in the first place (without internet)? It is a fascinating story but there is so much information missing.
Mac Comik: vor 1 Monat: yes I queries these too.
JJ: vor 1 Monat: Excellent questions!!
l Esposito: vor 1 Monat: Ya they showed passports no idea how they got them…
Naudy Ku: vor 1 Monat: I agree in regards to passport they are all Belizeans we consider they are apart of our ethnic groups.
Phantom A.: vor 1 Woche: Wow, what an Incredible and interesting phenomena.
Crystal Hempstock: vor 1 Woche: Wow fascinating. I love how much community means to them.
Julia A: vor 2 Tagen: One phrase that worries me-the Bible is their only textbook. This education is so narrow, there will be no progress in this community. This way of life is stifling, younger people wont tolerate it.
Зелёный Горошек: vor 1 Tag (bearbeitet): To be honest it is scary. I can understand when people choose to live like this but their kids don’t have a choice… And not only their kids, kids of any strict following any religion parents have no choice.
Hassan Tariq: vor 2 Tagen: My God! the gene pool they all look the same.
Hanxudroid Zion: vor 2 Monaten: It’s so dumb to get rid of their only form of doctor because they discovered he used a phone to help save them.
Tavoi Aiono: vor 2 Monaten: Hanxudroid Zion that’s the power of religion. When they take your brain away….they enslave you as good as brain dead zombie. Much like some people living in the city.
M G: vor 2 Monaten: Those who can be this ignorant can only be dumb. They have violated human rights and laws in many parts of the world they live in. It´s sad that these type of organisations are not banned and prosecuted.
lepatsedap: vor 1 Tag: There’s no homeless here. That’s pretty amazing -compare with the modern world.
Valkyrie Ziege: vor 5 Stunden: No welfare, either.
Onyx Ink: vor 2 Tagen: They’re a weird looking bunch.. Wouldnt there be alot of incest..
Justin: vor 2 Monaten: “In their mind the cell phone is made by Satan.”
Well it is designed by Apple and made in China, so pretty close.
Jessica Akemi Uchida Santos: vor 1 Woche (bearbeitet):
That’s one of the reasons to why Amazon forest is being devastated.
I’m pretty sure this lands where illegally sold.
The Crazy 5 Family: vor 1 Woche: Love this. I see good humble smart people. I love the Amish aswell. Also look how well behaved the kids are!! That’s the way to raise em.
Arthur Morgan: vor 1 Tag (bearbeitet): This is pretty depressing feel bad for them, I mean what kind of life is that, it looks shite.
Selvakumar Rajendran: vor 1 Woche: Sees a secluded German community wearing hats and riding horse carts .* cowboy music intensifies *
Studious Monk: vor 6 Tagen (bearbeitet): When people take the phrase ” ignorance is a bliss” too seriously.
rex guy: vor 2 Wochen: So..internal combustion engines are God friendly when they’re in tractors but become satanic when they’re put in SUVs?
Infinity Expression: 2.9.2020: Hahahahahaha…
Saul Contreras: vor 2 Wochen: He speaks German, English, and Spanish. Sweet!
Andrew D: vor 1 Woche: Simple living. That’s awesome.
yumchi09: vor 1 Woche: Did he say their pregnant women get sick when they are filmed?
HENRI G_ vor 1 Woche: He did indeed.
Angela Kindness: vor 1 Woche: Amish abortion 😂😛😂
Sebastian Sacilotto: vor 2 Monaten: They look happier than most “civilised” people I’ve met. Good on them.
aratrik barua: vor 1 Woche: Isolating even before covid19 😂😂
Dimitris Andreou: vor 2 Monaten: I want to create a community where everybody lives in the 80s.
Infinity Expression: 2.9.2020: Cool story…
Samira Mariam: vor 2 Monaten: Start by gathering all hippies around you.
Seasons and lessons in life: vor 2 Monaten: My sister would love to live in your 80’s community. She is stuck in the 80’s thats all she talks about.
Natalie Mira: vor 2 Tagen: They all look so sad… 😞
Buddyrebel: vor 5 Tagen: They all look like children of the damn! Hahahah.
Jan Dedick: vor 3 Tagen (bearbeitet): How Christ like to shun people. Jesus taught forgiveness.I am so surprised that they would fly! Thought they walked all the way or boat.
mattbod: vor 4 Tagen (bearbeitet): They are nice people despite their austere lifestyle. I met some when I was in Belize. I would love to spend some time with them. There are modern mennonites there with cars, computers and modern houses too who do most of Belizes’ farming and are very wealthy. In fact most of the Mennonites in Belize are modernists.
Chahana Cintury: vor 1 Tag: These dumb people shunned the one smart and good man in the community.
Soviet Gamer: vor 2 Monaten: Sometimes it’s better to live like these people, I remember how peaceful it was in the 90’s were we didn’t have no internet or social media and we enjoyed the simple things.
DJ Noise: vor 2 Monaten: Then stop using YouTube you sissy.
Vector Equilibrium: vor 2 Monaten: But surely this is a type of mind control?!
kent neumann: vor 2 Monaten: Soviet Gamer – 30 years from now, these will be the good old days too.
K. S.: vor 2 Monaten: Very true and in the 80s. We had technology but not so much like today, it was just enough and life was so much better then. Now, it seems like technology overruns our everyday life.
Ewa Kaźmierczak: vor 2 Monaten: Simple life? Sure! Using cars and smartphones is against their religion, but the airplane and car ride to the airport is OK and not against their religion. Using plastic (petroleum) is not against their religion. Electricity is against their religion, but gas is OK. Seriously?!
Topaz 6: vor 2 Monaten: Actually, my first website was in 1998 and was online since 1996, you don’t remember the dial up AOL connections? 🙂 – Perhaps you meant the 80’s?
Mellowvision: vor 2 Wochen: Some Mennonites in Belize have moved away from the old ways.
Heidi P.: vor 3 Tagen: Some of the most venomous wildlife live in the rainforest, as well as parasites. They are very brave! Also, the rainforest is so vital & precious, being the only one & very unique in many ways & it makes me happy that they get to be a part of it 😊
greskamp kara: vor 2 Wochen: Abraham is 43??? He looks well over 60. Wow.
lafon02: vor 2 Wochen: Inbreeding.
Mr.NaughtyPants: vor 2 Wochen: Farm life, will wear you out.
The European: vor 1 Woche: Hard work. Look at photos from 19th century people. I was more impressed that he speaks at least three languages.
Sanningen: vor 1 Woche: The agricultural revolution is a lot of stress. But when we lived as hunter and gatherers we worked even less than we do these days and slept and rested all the time.
CHIZZO: vor 1 Woche: I doubt hes really 43, even with farm work. He´s probably 60 something.
Dutch Patriot: vor 1 Woche: 20 children and a unshaven wife..
Jack Fitzsimons: vor 1 Woche: They’re lucky their ancestors left Germany.
youssef youssef: vor 1 Woche (bearbeitet): the devil lives in the web.
AmsterdamDriver: vor 1 Woche: This is insane!
hOurworld11: vor 2 Tagen: These people are willingly ignorant. They know knowledge is power, they can’t afford free thinkers.
msjulicious: vor 3 Wochen: i wonder how they haven’t created actual instruments and survived a life entirely in silence. even tribes around the world have instruments.
Pedro Abreu: vor 3 Wochen: because its a cult and they are mad.
gerry mcfadden: vor 1 Woche: Because with everything going on I’m tired, just want to focus on God.
zakayo nduati: vor 4 Tagen: Me too here.
MC Junior: vor 1 Woche: No body mentions that the traditionalists use tractors… 😂
Haley Bryant: vor 1 Woche: ~Cult~
Samantha Winters: vor 1 Woche: He said TWENTY CHILDREN..ouch.
Nita Ionut: vor 1 Woche: So they used satan planes to move to amazon. :-)))
R.m. knudson: vor 1 Woche: How do they pay for everything?
Gio Michaels: vor 1 Monat: Abraham’s enthusiasm is such a joy. He’s fearless and so positive. One must respect and admire him…
kash: vor 1 Woche: Lustige kleine Realitätsverweigerer. (:
bonaom: vor 1 Woche: They are so talented without proper schooling. Building a house in 2 weeks is amazing.
some guy: vor 1 Woche: Some of those children look so miserable.
Simon S: vor 1 Woche: They all looked super depressed eating dinner.
ryan2stix: vor 1 Woche (bearbeitet): Imagine being that brainwashed….yikes…keeping that gene pool nice and shallow..
Zeynep: vor 3 Wochen (bearbeitet): They all seem like nice and peaceful people, it just hurt me a little that no hugs or kisses are allowed, those children wanted a hug from the grandma I could tell.
carrie eubanks: vor 3 Wochen: not every culture hugs. they would probably be extremely uncomfortable if you tried to hug them.
Hello Kitty: vor 1 Woche: I never received any affection as a child. It really affected me and still does. If I end up having kids I’ll hug them and give them lots of affection😔
Sanningen: vor 1 Woche: Parents don’t need to hug, but they need to show affection physically some how. It is a universal human need. They might not have gotten it in childhood and thus it becomes stigmatized.
Aleksandar Nikolov: vor 1 Woche: So basically Nazis, who restarted their lives after WW2.
Bas: vor 1 Woche (bearbeitet): Smallminded poeple.
M Skallywagg: vor 1 Woche: Gene pool is starting to look thin.
Willi Martens: vor 1 Woche: As a fellow Mennonite i lived like that for 20 years and it wasn´t fun.
Greifvogel: vor 2 Wochen: This “high german” sounds more like dutch to me.
Robert Forever Ago: vor 1 Woche: Yes since Dutch and German have lexical similarity.
t bizzle: vor 1 Woche: Nice prison for your kids.
I don’t see jesus being so; I just don’t.
Destiny Jones: vor 1 Woche: The Amazon is already occupied do hopefully they stay away from natives. Christianity is toxic.
MeMyselfandI UntilDeath: vor 1 Woche: Old German teaching. But they sound like they are from SCOTLAND.
Savannah Lyn: vor 1 Monat: And when covid 19 hit they were probably just chilling unbothered.
House of the Rising Sun: vor 1 Woche: Nobody looks happy. God Bless these poor children.
Somebody Yes: vor 1 Woche: I’m sorry for them.
akatopes1: vor 1 Woche: They all need a dentist.
Daniel Ly: vor 2 Wochen: These people make me face palm a lot. There is no logic, no rationale. All there is is hypocrisy.
Kevin Maliepaard: vor 1 Woche (bearbeitet): Imagine setting yourself back because of your religious beliefs.
Louis Cypher: vor 1 Woche: A small isolated community of approximately 500 where each couple has 7-12 kids. How much inbreeding is there?
E F: vor 1 Woche: So this is like a super Old Boys club.
J P S: vor 2 Monaten: Unimaginable. The isolated, humid, crocodile-, snake-, and insect-filled Amazon Forest is about the last place I would want to settle.
Shaun Halliwell: vor 2 Monaten: Belize has those same Crocodiles, some snakes, spiders, Scorpions etc. With the exception of Piranhas and Anaconda snake. Menonnites will succeed.
OooC: vor 2 Monaten: Unimaginable how some people prefer to live in a society plagued by drug addicts, politicians, gangs, thieves, rapists, killers, traffic, smog, debt…
Ragerian: vor 2 Monaten: @MarsSheep Determination does not guarantee success, especially with an inhospitable geography.
Flishry: vor 1 Woche (bearbeitet): This is just sad.+
Yrg Gss: vor 2 Wochen: This is exactly how people from other worlds might be viewing us. We are just like this colony in the scheme of things in the universe ( atlest for now ).
Marcos Pino: vor 2 Wochen: I wanna see the second part. I wanna see how they transform their land.
Kyan Brown: vor 2 Wochen: This inspires me to do things in my life. They move from Belize to the freaking Peruvian Amazon. Wow.
Gerardo Sanchez: vor 1 Woche: Where they will cut down the rainforests and plant corn.
Xulfi Nawaz: vor 2 Wochen: They all look so unwelcoming.
Colin Johnson: vor 2 Wochen: Why do they think God and Jesus just loved the 1800s?
donnie darko: vor 2 Monaten: A life without music, what a miserable existence that would be.
Francesca Williams: vor 2 Monaten: I can do without a lot of things, music is not one of them. No music and I feel so down and depressed for some reason.
Turbo Charge: vor 2 Monaten: I am living without music , even though I am using all modern days equipment and tools including cars !
Christopher Smith: vor 2 Monaten: Music is annoying. Maybe good for kids and women though.
Emily S: vor 2 Monaten: i don’t really listen to that much music and i’m fine, to each their own.
Zeineb ♥: vor 2 Monaten: A pure nightmare. That along with the lack of medicine, medical care and 0 reproductive rights etc etc. In other terms this community is a cult.
Jody Wolfe: vor 4 Wochen: LET THEM LIVE THE LIFE THEY CHOOSE; “JUST AS YOU CHOOSE FOR YOURSELF”.
NJ Hawksworth: vor 3 Wochen: Except their children are being deprived and education and opportunities to do anything else with their lives.
Sophocles D.: vor 3 Wochen (bearbeitet): I don’t think the children chose to live in an extremely strict and backwards society. If they want to abstrain from some arbitrary amount of technology, they should be an open community that allows people to leave and enter, not some archaic tribe, because that lifestyle is quite niche. This is a pretty depressing, yet intriguing sight otherwise.
Promise Cornett: vor 2 Wochen: How are they getting their mattress to this place they call utopia?
eyeh8eternal: vor 2 Wochen: No Sports. No Music. No TV. NO LIFE!!!!
Maryann Walker: vor 2 Wochen: The women look so unhappy!
Gerhard Fleischer: vor 1 Woche: savage fundamentalists.
Khang Nguyen: vor 2 Wochen: Workaholic?
Etiti Yulolo: vor 2 Wochen: What a life. So simple. You dont need millions to live a better life.
lizajean williams: vor 1 Woche: i think they could use a dentist.
Vu Truong: vor 2 Wochen (bearbeitet): Idiots fighting the tides of change and progress…
Infinity Expression: 2.9.2020: Hahahahahaha…Your comments…Lol…better than a comedy show…rofl…
toilet master: vor 2 Wochen: Halt progress at any cost.
Candy the Amàzon bka Mrs. Terrell: vor 2 Wochen: These people look so bored and miserable.
Sheree Bee: vor 1 Woche: All the kids look miserable AF.
Abram Dyck: vor 1 Woche: Gibt es diese documentary in Deutsch?
Infinity Expression: 2.9.2020: Nein.
Lolla M: vor 2 Wochen: In Brazilian, I can say:
They will not be welcomed if they move to OUR AMAZON.
william towns: vor 3 Wochen: The meta Knights.
crazzi-j north: vor 3 Wochen: Backward weirdos.
Princess Christina Aquino: vor 2 Wochen: Excommunication is control, it´s a cult.