WATCH: PBS’s The Amish: Shunned
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.”