The Amish: Not to be Modern (1988)

Genres - Culture & Society, Spirituality & Philosophy  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Religions & Belief Systems, Sociology  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Alice Day

There are 90,000 Amish who live in the U.S. and Canada, and they exist without electricity, cars, and other conveniences normally taken for granted. Their unusual lifestyle features a strong sense of community, and they have managed to escape the high crime and unemployment problems that plague the rest of their countrymen. The Amish: Not to Be Modern looks at this peaceful group over the four seasons of the year, as they go about their daily work which revolves around agriculture, church, and domestic arts, such as quilting.



Amish, lifestyle, social-commentary, community, cultural-traditions, religious-order