Trouble In Amish Paradise

Just a few hours drive from the noisy streets of Philadelphia and New York, there is another world. It is a world that seems to be frozen in time, home to a people who’s way of life has barely changed since their forefathers settled there almost 300 years ago.

These are the Amish, they are bound by a code of strict rules that govern every aspect of their lives, rules that keep the modern world out. They are not allowed use the mains electricity or drive cars and they are not allowed be filmed which is the reason why this documentary is so unique.

Through two remarkable men who allowed BBC filmmakers into their lives, we get a glimpse into the real Amish way of life. However they themselves are beginning to question the very rules which make them Amish, and the consequences for this is excommunication and total rejection by their own people. This is the story of their agonising struggle to decide whether to leave the only world they have ever known.

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