Watch: “I Am a Mennonite” trailer

May 16, 2019 | Web First
Aaron Epp | Online Media Manager
Paul Plett is filming a documentary exploring his Mennonite roots. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

Winnipeg filmmaker Paul Plett has announced his next project: a documentary exploring his Mennonite roots.

“I’m going to retrace the steps of my ancestors and find out where I came from,” Plett says in a video he posted online earlier this week alongside a campaign to raise funds to complete the film. “Along the way, I’m going to talk to Mennonites from every walk of life.”

Plett, whose previous films include Seven Points on Earth, a documentary about Mennonite farmers from around the world, hopes to find out where Mennonite are going spiritually.

“Being a Mennonite meant something in the past. It means something today. But what’s it going to mean in the future? That’s what I want to find out.”

Call for volunteers

No release date for the finished documentary has been announced. Visit Plett's Ode Productions on Facebook for updates.

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Paul Plett is filming a documentary exploring his Mennonite roots. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

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