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  (in credits order)
Velda Bontrager ... Herself
Mark Bontrager ... Himself
Dewayne Chupp ... Himself
Dylan Cole ... Himself
Matt Eash ... Himself
Sally Fisher ... Herself
Marty Fry ... Himself
John Groff ... Himself (as John)
Lisa Groff ... Herself
Andy Herschberger ... Himself
Joann Hochstetler ... Herself
Jesse Kaufman ... Himself
Carol Lambright ... Herself
Dale Lambright ... Himself
Ervin Lambright ... Himself
Velda Lehman ... Herself
Alvin Miller ... Himself
Emma Miller ... Herself
Scott Stuart ... Himself
Sara Tackett ... Herself
Lydia Troyer ... Herself
Amos Yoder ... Himself
Christine Yoder ... Herself
Faron Yoder ... Himself
Mel Yoder ... Himself
Phil Yoder ... Himself
Steve Yoder ... Himself
Waneta Yoder ... Herself
Allan Yutzy ... Himself
Gerald Yutzy ... Himself

Directed by
Lucy Walker 
Produced by
Nancy Abraham .... supervising producer: Cinemax
Carolyn Cantor .... associate producer
Steven Cantor .... producer
Tanaz Eshaghian .... associate producer
Julie Goldman .... executive producer
Daniel Laikind .... co-producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer: Cinemax
Toby Oppenheimer .... co-producer
Mandy Stein .... associate producer
Caroline Stevens .... executive producer: Winstar Productions
Cinematography by
Daniel Kern (director of photography)
Lucy Walker (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Pax Wassermann 
Production Management
Janis Holzapfel .... production manager
Sound Department
Brian Bowles .... dialogue editor
Andrew Bracken .... sound effects editor (as Drew Braken)
Tom Paul .... post-production sound mixer: The Cottage
Tom Paul .... post-production sound supervisor: The Cottage
Visual Effects by
Javier Michalski .... graphic design
Camera and Electrical Department
Toby Oppenheimer .... additional photographer
Mandy Stein .... additional photographer
Editorial Department
Geof Bartz .... consulting editor: Cinemax
Becky Goldberg .... assistant editor
Chris Seagren .... on-line editor
Jim Finn .... negative supervisor (uncredited)
Music Department
Renee Travis .... music supervisor: Artists in Motion
Other crew
Gillian Aldrich .... field producer
Roger Arar .... legal consultant: Loeb and Loeb, LLC
Vanessa Arteaga .... production executive: Winstar Productions
Maria Bowen .... production executive: Winstar Productions
Julie Cracco .... production assistant
Andrew Homan .... research consultant
Charlotte K. Shields .... production coordinator
Barry Alperin .... special thanks
David Auster .... special thanks
Eric Avery .... special thanks
Donna Beaver .... special thanks
Holly Becker .... special thanks
Edie Bedford .... special thanks
Barbie Beiler .... special thanks
Elam Beiler .... special thanks
Sashy Bogdanovich .... special thanks
Helaine Cantor .... special thanks
Paul Cantor .... special thanks
Nels Cline .... special thanks
Elizabeth Clough .... special thanks
Danny Cogan .... special thanks
Steve Cohen .... special thanks
Doug DeAngelis .... special thanks (as Doug De Angelis)
Sara Driver .... special thanks
Carol Fiola .... special thanks
Ralph Fiola .... special thanks
Eileen Foster .... special thanks
Jim Foster .... special thanks
Boris Frumin .... special thanks
Sonya Gauthier .... special thanks
Jennifer Granville .... special thanks (as Jenny Granville)
James Gray .... special thanks
Jason Grooms .... special thanks
Kevin Haskins .... special thanks (as Kevin Donpe)
Gary Herschberger .... special thanks
Judy Horst .... special thanks
Mel Horst .... special thanks
Alan Symons .... in memory of

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77 min
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Canada:PG (TV rating) (British Columbia) | Japan:PG12 (2010)
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Singular, Powerful Film- Why hadn't I heard more about this???, 4 August 2006
Author: shiiteclintonite from United States

I just watched this through Netflix, based on a recommendation and can't believe I'd never heard of it before. Rather striking and amazing film. When has there ever been a film, (fiction or non) like this one before? I promise you that you had noooooooooo idea that the Amish could behave in this way and that it was acceptable -- A stunning doc! It opened my eyes in many ways. I had no idea that such a rigid, conservative culture could also possess such a wide-open and "liberal" component to their lifestyle. You want to applaud them and deride them almost simultaneously. And the fact that you are capable of holding two such contrarian feelings is a testament to the power of the director, Lucy Walker. She films everything with a steady, knowing hand. I was riveted. Why didn't I know about this movie? When is Ms. Walker making another film?!?

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