The Amish: A People of Preservation

DVD, 1991, 58 min
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The Amish continue to intrigue their technology-current neighbors by keeping alive ways and beliefs that many modern Americans regard as irretrievably lost to progress. In this colorful, award-winning documentary, revised an augmented in 2006, Mennonite historian-producer John Ruth takes us sympathetically into the Amish mindset. Appreciative neighbores, a well-known physician, an artist, and respected scholar John A. Hostetler, author of Amish Society, provide insightful commentary on the survival of an alternative to the kind of world we have made. As the Amish increase exponentially in numbers, some migrate toward more open farmland. Those staying in centuries-old communities where the land is too crowded to farm have developed an amazing variety of cottage industries. But all changes are made very carefully, in order not to undermine the spiritual covenant and community.

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TypeVideo
ExpressionDocumentary/Interview
TopicAmish
AudienceAdults, Children, Youth
LanguageEnglish
PublisherVision Video

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