Film-maker Allan Kroeker

A Moment from Yesterday

January 13, 2016 | Viewpoints | Volume 20 Issue 2
Conrad Stoesz | Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies

Do you enjoy the TV show Star Trek? If so, thank Allan Kroeker, who directed 39 episodes between 1996 and 2005. Kroeker continues to direct and this year is working on two projects. Kroeker began producing for Mennonite Brethren Communications in 1976, Mennonite Central Committee, and MBMSI. Kroeker grew up in Winnipeg, Man., and credits his grandfather A.A. Kroeker of Winkler for his interest in film. In 1981, the MB Herald dubbed him a “talented Christian film-maker.” In 1983, he was featured by Cinema Canada, which stated that at that point, Kroeker’s Mennonite heritage was evident in “each and every Kroeker film.”

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