Some big names are attached to the film adaptation of Miriam Toews’ most recent novel, Women Talking. Deadline.com reported in December 2020 that Frances McDormand, known for her Academy Award-winning work in the films Fargo and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, will produce and star in the adaptation. Canadian filmmaker Sarah Polley, an Oscar nominee herself, will direct. The film’s release date has not been announced.
Although precise data does not exist, Die Mennonitische Post reports numerous presumed COVID-19-related deaths on several Mennonite colonies in Bolivia. Kennert Giesbrecht, the Post’s editor, who is highly regarded among colony Mennonites in Latin America, is in regular contact with people on many colonies.
Victoria Mamani Sirpa noticed that her family was healthier after they started growing and eating vegetables grown in their greenhouse in El Alto, Bolivia. (MCC photo by Matthew Sawatzky)
Before 2008, Victoria Mamani Sirpa had only ever cooked with four vegetables: carrots, chard, celery and onions.