American Experience: The Amish (Blu-ray)

Director: David Belton
Rating 5.0
6 ratings
List Price: $29.99
Your Price: $26.99
You Save: $3 (10% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Item:  PBSD 01625BR

Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2012
  • Label: PBS (Direct)
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Directed by
Written by
Director of Photography:

Product Description:

Of all of the subcultures present in the contemporary United States, arguably none have persisted or thrived as much as the Amish. A group of Christian church fellowships that adhere to mainstream Protestant doctrine, the Amish nevertheless encourage a degree of separatism from the secular world and shun modern technology and dress. They first formed in the 1690s, as a Dutch-German offshoot of the Mennonites, under the leadership of Jakob Amman. Now, several centuries later, the number of Amish individuals in the United States has grown exponentially - from 5,000 at the outset of the 20th century, to over 200,000 at the dawn of the 21st. And yet, despite the stereotype of the Amish as farmers, less than five percent actually ply this trade; most are involved in other occupations. As an episode of public television's acclaimed AMERICAN EXPERIENCE series, this program intercuts contemporary footage of Amish Americans with a historical survey of their past, to provide a uniquely intimate look into their world and paradigm.

Plot Keywords:

Documentary | Television / TV Series

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 5.0
Based on 6 ratings.
Be the first Movie Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Genre:
Blu-ray

Product Info:

  • UPC: 841887016254
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item


To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday - Friday: 7am-10pm, Saturday: 9am-9pm, Sunday: 10am-8pm (Eastern Time)