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'It is a way of life passed down over 500 years'

7 March 2013 Last updated at 13:10 GMT

There are 50,000 Hutterites in 500 communities scattered around North America. They cut themselves off from the outside world and their lives revolve around the family, neighbours and a central belief in the tenets of the Bible.

How to get to Heaven with the Hutterites, is broadcast on BBC2 at 21:00 GMT on 7 March. Programme information and iPlayer