Amish Chapter 1

Chapter 1 of The Amish, an intimate portrait of contemporary Amish faith and life. This film examines how such a closed and communal culture has thrived within one of the most open, individualistic societies on earth. What does the future hold for a community whose existence is so rooted in the past? And what does our fascination with the Amish say about deep American values?

My American Experience

My American Experience photos

Share Your Story

Do you have a story about the Amish? Have you been to Amish country? Do you know any Amish people? What do you know about the Amish lifestyle? Share your story with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.



  • Additional funding for this program was provided by

  • Arthur Vining Davis Foundations