An extraordinary portrait of a quiet society on the cusp between isolation and change, Without this World observes the closed community of Mennonites living an 18th Century life in the rural Argentina.
In a forgotten region in the North of Argentina, a community of Mennonites live the same simple and pious lifestyle as their forefathers did in 18th Century Germany. There are no phones, TV or radio here, and there is certainly no internet. Speaking low German instead of Spanish and learning only the bible and the catechism in their school, the colony resist interference from the outside world, but is it really possible to refuse progress?
Nora Fingscheidt’s Without this World, which recently premiered at Berlinale, is an extraordinary portrait of a quiet society on the cusp between isolation and change.