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Amish TV show

Last week my husband was flipping through our Directv channels and came across a show about the Amish. It was on channel 378, I think is the Worship channel. During the airing of this show it had logo NRB, which when I looked up this its the National Religious Broadcasters. We missed the first 15 minutes of the hour long show. It showed how the Amish adapt to change and the use or modern technology. It was a very good show and I was a little surprised at all the filming done around the Amish, especially showing their faces. It showed some driving heavy equipment tractors, waitressing, working in factories. It  was an excellent documentary but I can't remember the name of the show. It also talked about some of the various groups and whether or not a particular Ordnug would allow buggy light or no lights etc. What really facinated me was all the filiming of Plain folks, all the close up shots and no one seemed to be hiding from it.  I tried to look up The Worship Channel and NRB but cannot find the name of the show. Did anyone else happen to see it?  I was able to record the 45 min of it but didn't get the first 15. If I new what the name was and if its going to be on again then I could record the whole thing. Anyone else see it and if so, what was the name of it?


lillyofthevalley's picture
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 Could it have been The Amish: People of preservation?  I know dish network is a totally different company.  But, when we had sky angel they use to play this one on there.  If you have netflix you can acutally watch it from your computer.  I re-watched it last week when I seen they had it on there.  BTW, someone one here rec. Devil's playground.  I ordered through netflix received today.  It was a wonderfully done documentry.  It does break my heart though to see young ones stray away from what is right...guess that is the mom in me.  Back on subject...maybe this might be the one you seen.

 

"He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea." - Micah 7:19

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I am wondering what kind of Amish would be driving heavy equipment tractors. Old Order Amish still use horsepower, at least in Pennsylvania, and Old Order Mennonites will drive a tractor with no rubber on the tires. So, unless these people on the TV were Beachy Amish, I am not so sure they were indeed Amish. Also, I have never seen Amish girls working as waitresses anywhere, although I have seen Mennonite ladies serving in family restaurants. I guess it is true that today many Amish, like the Mennonites have to supplement farm income with work away from home. Anyhow,  I also tried doing a web search for this film, but no luck. I found a film called" People of Preservation" and also  one called," Devil's Playground" about the Rumspringa. I remember seeing the latter in Blockbuster a few years back. I didn't take it out, because I think the Amish must reconsider the liberties that they give their young folk. I understand the reasoning behind it, but the world has changed .Many years ago, the Amish kids would maybe smoke a cigarette or drive a jalopy around. Now they get arrested for cocaine possession and drunken behavior. I know that many districts are curbing this behavior simply because it is shameful and a very bad Christian witness. Mennonites do not allow this freedom among their teens, and they are better for it.  Anyhow, just my two cents... Susan Gill

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The Amish near me drive tractors to town with rubber tires.  There are also some Amish women/girls who work as waitresses at a couple of local restaurants that are Mennonite owned restaurants.  I even know that the owners (own both businesses) have supplied some of them with a car to drive to work.  Evidently, they can drive a car, if they don't own it & if it is required for their job.

Now I don't know for sure if these are Beachy Amish or not, but I know that we rarely see buggies in town anymore - we are much more likely to see a tractor with a truck bed trailor behind it.  In fact, I was friends with an Amish woman *she has since moved away) who I met when we both went to work in a Mennonite nursing home and she would drive her tractor to work and once I went out to head to work & found it sitting in my driveway - she had brought the trailor with her and knew I wouldn't mind if she parked it in my old driveway and then she walked the 3 blocks to work.  They also had a phone & electric in their home.  They never drove the tractor on Sunday, except when she had to work on Sundays.

Cindy/KS

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Lacking an easier solution, you can ask your DirectTV provider for the name and contact information of the channel.  Then write or email the channel with the date and time the program ran.  Good Luck! Sounds like it was an interesting show.  --Kay

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The most recent DVD documentary that I know of was done last year and focuses on the Amish in Lancaster.  The title is THE AMISH:  BACK ROADS TO HEAVEN.  Dr. Donald Kraybill showed this to us when I took his class last semester.  You can go to Elizabethtown College web site    www.etown.edu/amishstudies   Click on the "Resourses" tab and then the "Films and Video" tab and you will find a GREAT list to go by.  Hope this helps.

-RONI

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Tried all kinds of goggle searches for this show but couldn't find anything in regards to reglious channels (I tried the two names of channels that you thought they were).  However I did find this DVD that sounds somewhat like what you were talking about.

https://www.visionvideo.com/detail.taf?_function=detail&a_product_id=30806

 

LuvMaerz's picture
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"A mind is like a parachute. It doesnt work if it's not open."- Frank Zappa

 

This sounds like a great show... I did a little searching, and do not believe that this channel is offered on Dish Network, which is what we have.  Too bad.

Is it possible that the Amish people that were being videotaped were actors/reenactors?  The Discovery Channel does a lot of that sort of thing for its historical-type shows, since obviously none of those people are still alive.  It would definitely be difficult to tape an hour long documentary without showing any people, so I would be they were probably actors.  I think that has also been a challenge for Kevin when trying to fill the books with pictures, right? 

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Yes, anyone know anything about this? I'd be very interested in watching this - Kevin

Re: Amish TV show

The most recent DVD documentary that I know of was done last year and focuses on the Amish in Lancaster.  The title is THE AMISH:  BACK ROADS TO HEAVEN.  Dr. Donald Kraybill showed this to us when I took his class last semester.  You can go to Elizabethtown College web site    www.etown.edu/amishstudies   Click on the "Resourses" tab and then the "Films and Video" tab and you will find a GREAT list to go by.  Hope this helps.
-RONI

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