In one picturesque village in Sussex, life is very different. There’s no crime, debt or homelessness, everyone has a job but no one earns a salary and none of the children watch television, play video games or have a mobile phone. With unique access to this historically private community, Inside The Bruderhof enters the village of Darvell, where for almost 50 years, an extraordinary radical Christian community has lived outside of mainstream society. This observational documentary holds a mirror up to modern Britain. With its consumerist concerns, high crime and deprivation rates, Inside The Bruderhof looks at this community’s simple and arguably utopian way of life, whilst exploring the personal cost and sacrifice required to live there.
Inside the Bruderhof – Thursday at 10.35pm on BBC One
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