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Bertha Hofer, a mother of three children who was featured prominently in the series, said the first three episodes were accurate depictions but then producers began presenting them with story lines. She said they rejected some ideas but went along with others.
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We just fell for it," she said. Hofer said the elders from Canada told them they wanted the colony members to tell the truth. But Hofer said she also feared that she would be punished after the show followed her and her daughter Claudia looking at a college in Great Falls.
She said she is fighting for a full education for her children, while the elders believe in an eighth-grade education for most colony members, she said. The ed "We're just waiting to see what will happen, it's just day to day," she said.
Colony spokeswoman Mary-Ann Kirkby said the levels of Hutterite education differ by colony and by sect. In general, she said, the elders are not against education but are concerned that young Hutterites who leave for public school may never return to the colony.
Claudia Hofer wrote in a statement released by the Hutterite colony through a spokeswoman that most of the scenes she was in were staged and scripted. Another colony member, Wesley Hofer, said in another statement released by the colony that an episode in which he was rushed to a hospital for what was believed to be a heart attack was staged.
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Collins denied creating story lines, saying that life on the colony is so foreign to a newcomer that there is no way to make up stories for them, and they wouldn't have gone along with it, anyway. Collins also said he believes the statements from colony members disavowing the show were coerced by elders who have threatened members with excommunication if they don't write them. John Hofer said the statements were written voluntarily.
Bertha Hofer said she was not coerced to write a statement, though she said she would not speak of others' statements, including her daughter's. However, their unique adherence to communal living sets them apart, and requires them to share all their resources to support the colony. It also pressures them to move away from individual decisions that veer away from tradition and could negatively impact their overall way of life.
While there is some educational information here about Kings Colony and its specific beliefs and lifestyles, much of the focus is on the drama created by church elders and conservative members of the group upholding their rules and traditions, and the desire of others to live a more progressive lifestyle by allowing their children to go to a mainstream high school, play sports, or use cell phones and computers.
There are times when certain conversations and reactions to them appear forced or preplanned in order to underscore this conflict. But overall, it is series that offers an interesting and voyeuristic glimpse into a world that most Americans know very little about.
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