American Experience

The Amish

Season 24 Episode 5 | 1h 51m 47s

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?

Aired: 02/27/12

Expired: 02/27/15

Rating: NR

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For Season 24 of American Experience, exclusive corporate funding is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, major funding by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations. Additional funding for The Amish provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation.