Woat et aule es (The Baptism) In Bolivia, near the town of Santa Cruz,
lives a very conservative Mennonite colony. Johan is one of the young
Mennonites who is wrestling with a dilemma…
whether he should support the colony and continue to adapt or leave
and say goodbye to his family and friends and any possible inheritance.
Alongside the story of Johan the documentary gives a picture of life
in the community lived by strict traditional rules.
Filming was absolutely forbidden, so the pictures of Johan and others
had to be made in secret. The film also looks at the relationship
between the self-sufficient Mennonites and the Bolivian authorities.