WATCH: PBS’s The Amish: Shunned

For something a little more, um, real than Amish Mafia. Premiering tonight.

Tonight, PBS’s American Experience is airing a documentary called The Amish: Shunned. It tells the story about those who leave the Amish community only to be “shunned” or socially ostracized from their communities when they attempt to come back. Here is an eight-minute clip from the film.


Writer, director, and producer Callie T. Wiser speaks both with those who were not "obedient" and those who shunned them, providing a balanced, nuanced take on a religion that has been the subject of caricature in recent shows like "Breaking Amish" and "Amish Mafia."

  • Henry Glascock

    Great, thought provoking presentation. Callie Wiser should be commended!