Violet Flames, Part 1
In rare interviews, sound and music recordings, this work portrays the philosophy and doctrine of the "Church Universal and Triumphant" headquartered in Corwin Springs and Emigrant, Montana. The producer's sister has been a member of the church for many years, sparking Hutchinson's interest in this controversial religious community. Part 1 is made up of many stories that reflect the individual and his/her relationship to the Church and its teachings. Part 2 includes more controversial topics such as politics, weapons, and shelters. This work is not an exposé but an attempt to provide complex and sympathetic portraits of the people involved. Co-commissioned by Harvestworks, Inc. and New American Radio.