The Candle on the Hill Compilation
DVD1990 150 Minutes
Camphill communities in several countries.
Three programmes about Camphill, villages where the co-workers live and work together with people with learning disabilities, without wages or days off. They are run on the principles of Rudolf Steiner. Directed by Jonathan Stedall. Each programme can stand alone.
1. Fifty Shades of Orange: A look at Camphill's work with children in Aberdeen, Switzerland, southern Germany and Pennsylvania, showing classroom scenes and therapy sessions, as well as the special relationship between the children. Peter, who as an autistic child appeared in the earlier series, is shown in hospital. Colour. 60 mins.
2. Botton is my Home: Shows some of the people who live at Botton Village at work making candies, dolls etc. Perfection is not the aim, but a family atmosphere of caring for each other. Colour. 50 mins.
3. Is this Work?' Visits three Camphill communities in Pennsylvania. In a place for young people one of the workers appeared in the earlier films as a music therapist. We also see a school and a village for adults, and the film also shows Thornage Hall in Norfolk, and finishes with thoughts of a co-worker in Switzerland, who expresses the Camphill ethos of sharing on an equal footing.