Watch the first chapter of The Amish: Shunned.
Learn more about our documentary, THE AMISH: SHUNNED, including where to watch the full film: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/amish-shunned/
What is it like to be cut off from your faith and your family? The Amish: Shunned follows seven people who have chosen to leave their closed and tightly-knit communities for the outside world, knowing they can never return. Each has paid deeply for their decision. Estranged from loved ones, these former Amish find themselves struggling to make their way in modern America.
“When we lose obedience, we lose the church. Amen.” What is shunning? 2012’s The Amish only touched on the practice, but this follow up documentary explores shunning more deeply, interviewing both current and former Amish people.