"The Amish Shunned" on American Experience airs Tuesday, February 4th at 8 pm

Jan 21, 2014

Follow seven former members of an Amish community, filmed over the course of 12 months, as they reflect on their decisions to leave one of the most closed and tightly knit communities in the United States. Estranged from family, the ex-Amish find themselves struggling to understand and make their way in modern America. Interwoven through the stories are the voices of Amish men and women who remain staunchly loyal to their traditions and faith. They explain the importance of obedience, the strong ties that bind their communities together and the pain they endure when a loved one falls away.

"The Amish Shunned" on American Experience airs on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00 p.m. on channels 3-1 and 3-2.

Paul Edwards joined the Amish church at 17 but was excommunicated after a falling out.