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  • #101 — Trouble In Amish Paradise |
    New Tuesday, Oct 10 at 11pm TPT 2
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    Wednesday, Oct 11 at 5am TPT 2
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    Sunday, Oct 15 at 5am TPT LIFE
  • #102 — Leaving Amish Paradise |
    New Tuesday, Oct 17 at 11pm TPT 2
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    Wednesday, Oct 18 at 5am TPT 2
  • #101 — Trouble In Amish Paradise
    Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is the site of the first Amish settlement in the United States and is now home to over 30,000 Amish. The Amish have changed very little since their arrival in the US almost 300 years ago. They adhere to a strict dress code, which favours simplicity and excludes vanity, they use no electricity or cars and avoid modern technology. However, the world around them has changed a great deal, and their culture exists uneasily within America's consumer society. This documentary follows the Weavertown Amish and its community of 30 families - from people living the pure and simple Amish life to families recently excommunicated or 'shunned' for disobeying the religion's strict rules.
    New Tuesday, Oct 10 at 11pm TPT 2
    Wednesday, Oct 11 at 5am TPT 2
    Sunday, Oct 15 at 5am TPT LIFE
  • #102 — Leaving Amish Paradise
    When Ephraim Stoltzfus and his family were filmed for the BBC documentary Trouble in Amish Paradise, they were excommunicated and shunned by their closest friends and family for disagreeing with the Amish community's strict cultural and religious rules. A year on, they find themselves caught between two very different worlds: the one they left behind, and the modern, western world. This film follows Ephraim, Amanda and their children as they travel to the UK for the first time and experience a different culture, and as they travel back to the US in search of a new life. As the family face an uncertain future, the film meets others like them who are struggling with the same dilemma over the lives they want to lead.
    New Tuesday, Oct 17 at 11pm TPT 2
    Wednesday, Oct 18 at 5am TPT 2
    Sunday, Oct 22 at 5am TPT LIFE

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