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Mennonite filmmaker to speak at annual dinner

Staff writer

Tabor alumnus Burton Buller of Massanutten, Virginia, describes himself as “a Mennonite interested in film production at a time when no one was even considering such possibilities.”

The native Nebraskan will be the guest speaker at the annual spring dinner of the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at 6:30 p.m. May 4 in the Franz Heritage Room at Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.

Buller is managing partner in Buller Films LLC, a family-owned production agency that produces documentaries for broadcast release. He has produced almost 70 films including “The Hutterites: To Care and Not to Care”; “The Amish: A People of Preservation”; and “Waging Peace: Muslim and Christian Alternative.”

Cost for the evening event is $18.

Prior to the dinner program, CMBS is hosting a Heritage Tour, from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning at the historic church on the Tabor campus. Participants will learn about a prominent African-American doctor, C.A. Flippin, and his relationship with German immigrants in the area. They will visit Gnadenau, Ebenfeld, Peabody, Alexanderwohl, Brudertal, Hillsboro’s Main Street, and various farmsteads.

Cost is $35 and includes a light lunch.

Reservations for one or both events are due April 29, and can be made by calling (620) 947-3121, ext. 1212.

Last modified April 25, 2019

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