The Amish (film)

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The Amish
Written by David Belton[1]
Directed by David Belton[1]
Theme music composer Saunder Jurriaans and Daniel Bensi[1]
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Callie T. Wiser[1]
Cinematography Tim Cragg[1]
Editor(s) Chyld King[1]
Running time 112 minutes
Original network PBS
Original release
  • February 27, 2012 (2012-02-27)
External links

The Amish is a 2012 documentary film[2] created by PBS[3][4] as an episode (Season 24, Episode 5) of American Experience.[5][6] The documentary, as the title implies, is centered on the Amish.[4] It was uploaded on the PBS website in February 2012. Topics in the video range from the Ordnung to the Nickel Mines shooting[4][7] to Rumspringa.[3][6] The documentary was written and directed by David Belton.[1][4][7][8] The documentary includes interviews of current and former Amish.[7] A companion book was released in 2013.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Cast & Crew: Program Credits". PBS. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  2. ^ Brian Lowry (February 28, 2012). "The Amish". Variety. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "The Amish. American Experience". February 27, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d Neil Genzlinger (February 27, 2012). "They've Got Cute Buggies and Kids, but Their Lives Aren't Always Heavenly". New York Times. Retrieved October 18, 2012.
  5. ^ "The Amish: American Experience". WETA. Retrieved October 18, 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Video: The Amish". PBS. February 28, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2012.
  7. ^ a b c Bob Etier (February 24, 2012). "American Experience Presents The Amish, February 28". Technorati. Archived from the original on March 2, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2012.
  8. ^ Rob Owen (February 26, 2012). "'The Amish': New PBS documentary explores life outside the 'English' world". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  9. ^ Kraybill, Donald B.; Johnson-Weiner, Karen M.; Nolt, Steven M. (2013). The Amish. JHU Press. ISBN 1421409143.