I’ve lived near Amish folks all my life here in southern Indiana. I’ve always been fascinated with them. In the past year or so, I’ve become friends with Big Sam, a well-known, local Amish farmer. I’ve always wanted an Amish friend and now I have one. Well, we’re not that close yet but I’ve got time!
This documentary was a neat little find on Netflix. I rated it at 4 out of 5 stars. It had good insight and interesting information but some of the footage was fairly old. The script was strong enough to carry the weak video footage. But the scenes of the barn raising alone make the movie worth watching!
Here’s what Netflix has to say:
This PBS documentary follows life in Amish country, where folks give up convenience and technological advancements in exchange for simple living, out of loyalty to their longstanding beliefs. With insight from Mennonite historian John Ruth and Dr. John A. Hostetler (author of Amish Society), learn how the Amish continue to thrive, and even grow in numbers, amidst the ever-changing world around them.