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Leaving Amish Paradise

Documentary following two Amish families as they abandon the traditional lifestyle their people have followed for almost 300 years and try to get to grips with the modern world.

Documentary following the lives of two Amish families leaving the only world they have ever known and trying to get to grips with modernity. The Amish travel by horse and buggy and dress exactly as their forebears did when they first arrived in America almost 300 years ago. They have countless rules which keep them separate from the modern world, such as not being allowed to use electric lights, mobile phones, television or radio. For those born into this culture, leaving is the biggest decision they will ever make.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 25 Jul 2012 21:00


Role Contributor
Narrator Andrew Tait
Producer Andrew Tait
Director Andrew Tait
Executive Producer Tim Green
Production Manager Louise Binding