Amish: A Secret Life
An intimate portrait of Amish family life and faith, a world usually kept private. Miriam and David are Old Order Amish and under the rules of the Amish church, photography is not permitted. By taking part in the film they face being shunned by their church and their families. As the film unfolds, we come to understand just why they agree to let the cameras in.
BAFTA CRAFT AWARDS 2013 – PHOTOGRAPHY
BAFTA CRAFT AWARDS 2013 – EDITING
'Director Lynn Alleway's observational film is beautiful. She nudges and gently questions some of the more worrying aspects of Amish life, such as the role of women, but mainly she sits back and lets them get on with it.' Sam Wollaston, The Guardian
'Miriam and David, a couple happy with the 300-year-old traditions but risking their community’s ire by being filmed… they agreed after a two-day conflab with God and are rewarded with a thoughtful, unexploitative documentary.' The Independent
'This was a winner from its quiet start.' Clive James, The Telegraph
Listen to Lynn's interview on BBC Radio 4's Front Row programme:
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Director of Photography: Steve Robinson
Film Editor: Sean Mackenzie