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The Amish

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Amish


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Explores the insular religious community, whose intense faith and adherence to 400-year-old traditions have by turns captivated and baffled Americans for more than a century. The film examines the beliefs, lifestyle, and history of the Amish, as well as their complex relationship to mainstream American culture. Beautifully and lyrically photographed, The Amish is part history, part observational documentary that takes viewers into the world of the Amish.
Title: The Amish
[DVD]
Publisher: [United States] :, PBS,, [2012]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Summary: Explores the insular religious community, whose intense faith and adherence to 400-year-old traditions have by turns captivated and baffled Americans for more than a century. The film examines the beliefs, lifestyle, and history of the Amish, as well as their complex relationship to mainstream American culture. Beautifully and lyrically photographed, The Amish is part history, part observational documentary that takes viewers into the world of the Amish.
Local Note: 1 4 6 9 15
ISBN: 9781608836215
1608836215
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Report This Apr 06, 2014
  • wiredonjava rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Love the Amish culture, sense of community & simple ways but definitely am not a fan of the harmful practice of shunning. Does it say in the Bible to do this?

Report This Aug 14, 2013
  • dprodrig rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really well shot. They did a great job in respecting the community, showing the Amish working at a distance, and using pastoral working scenes while running the audio from the interviews overtop. This explained the more traditional Amish cultures and is worth watching.

Report This Jan 14, 2013
  • meanjulio rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A beautifully and gently shot documentary. Offers a brief history, many respectful interviews, and gives a good overview of what the Amish face now. Quiet, but moving.

Report This Jul 12, 2012
  • mysticraynes rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good general overview, but for those already familiar with the Amish, nothing too stunningly new here.

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