The Amish

Did you tune in for The Amish documentary on PBS’s American Experience last night?  It’s a beautiful, thoughtful film – the visuals are breathtaking, the score is lovely, the stories make you weep, and you learn without fully realizing how much information you’re absorbing.  It was pretty neat to work under the same roof with most of the production team, watching as they toiled to get access, find the stories, shoot, edit, and craft the film. Kudos to them and the crew.

Miss the premiere? You can watch it online at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/amish/.

Would love to hear what you think about it!

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3 thoughts on “The Amish

  1. Engrossing, entertaining, enjoyed it very much. I respect the Amish, but cannot appreciate their dependence on religious legalism. A comparative study of religions past and present shows that legalism is nothing more than a way to keep women subjected to the rule of men. However, the filming and the writing were superb.

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