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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Amish Shunned
Aired:
02/04/2014
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Seven former members of the Amish community reflect on leaving their very tightly-knit community.

 


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TUE 2/4/2014

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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

AMISH SHUNNED

Filmed over the course of 12 months, this film follows seven former members of the Amish community as they reflect on their decisions to leave one of the most closed and tightly-knit communities in the United States. Estranged from family, the ex-Amish find themselves struggling to understand and make their way in modern America. Interwoven through the stories are the voices of Amish men and women who remain staunchly loyal to their traditions and faith. They explain the importance of obedience, the strong ties that bind their communities together and the pain they endure when a loved one falls away.


 
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