Amish: World’s Squarest Teenagers
With rare access to the notoriously private Amish community, this four-part documentary series follows a group of 5 young Amish leaving their closed communities in mid-west USA for the very first time – to travel to Britain on an extraordinary cultural exchange.
The Amish live strictly sheltered lives based on their belief that living simply brings them closer to God. They have their own language and rules and are rarely educated past primary level.
They often don’t use electricity or cars, they don’t wear zips or sleeveless clothes, nor do they drink or smoke. How will the Amish respond to what has previously been forbidden?
After they get their first glimpse of the ocean, taste alcohol, dance to rock music and eat fast food, will they hold onto their own God-fearing values and simple lives? And how will they feel when a month later they return home?
During their stay in Britain, the five Amish youngsters live with groups ranging from London street dancers to a castle-dwelling family in Scotland.
They hope to share their values with their British counterparts as well as learning and understanding what British teenage life is all about.
Each film in this series highlights the ways and whims of British teenage tribes in a touching and humorous way – through the eyes of the Amish.
Another thoughtful culture clash offering from KEO films – Matt Baylis, Daily Express
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