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The Amish: Shunned

  • Aired: 02/04/2014
  • 01:51:46
  • Expires: 02/04/2017
  • Rating: NR
What is gained and lost when community and tradition are exchanged for individuality and freedom? Whether out in the world for weeks or decades, the former Amish featured in the film struggle to create a new sense of community. Interwoven with their stories are the voices of staunchly loyal Amish who explain the importance of obedience and the heartbreak they feel when a loved one falls away.
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For Season 26 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: Shunned provided by The Documentary Investment Group: Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation.
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