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Amish: A Secret Life (2012)

Miriam and Dave Lapp are a charming young couple with a brood of adorable children. Dave works in and part owns a construction company. They are also members of the 'Old Order' Amish ... See full summary »

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Lynn Alleway
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Michael Alan Collette ... Sales Person
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Lindsay Duncan ... Narrator (voice)
David Lapp David Lapp ... Self
Miriam Lapp Miriam Lapp ... Self
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Miriam and Dave Lapp are a charming young couple with a brood of adorable children. Dave works in and part owns a construction company. They are also members of the 'Old Order' Amish community in Pennsylvania,whose church forbids all technology - though Dave gets lifts to work in a car and the couple,by allowing themselves to be filmed,risk the wrath of church elders. Having outlined their traditional life-style to camera Miriam persuades several friends to be happily filmed and it becomes clear that the Lapps and other,younger Amish,believe that,having been rebaptized to allow a more open evangelical approach - risking excommunication thereby - they feel the need for a change in the community. The film ends as the family consolidates its dream to own their own farm. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Amish, a life unveiled (tv)
4 November 2015 | by leplatypusSee all my reviews

Amish speak to me as i was deep into meadows-land while i coast to coast America by bus and because of the deep wisdom that the related movie « witness » infuses. This is the only community i know that really prohibits guns and taking lives believing clearly than man can't be the judge of other life ! They move me too because of their way of life, centered about love, simplicity, family, hard-work ! For those, we have watched « witness », this documentary won't be a surprise and i can't say it opens new fields : same clothes, same humility, same habits and traditions ! The only change i notice is that now it's for real : it's a true family not actors ! As this family took great risks to open doors, i just can rate it with the best mark to honor their courage !


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2 August 2012 (UK) See more »

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