As the world continues to change at an unprecedented fast pace, the Amish remain steadfastly opposed to many modern conveniences. The Amish belief in a simple, plain life has remained largely unchanged since the 18th century. For those who are born to the Amish faith but don’t share the same beliefs, there are very few options.
While differences among the communities exist – some are more liberal, some are more conservative – reform is not an option. To diverge from the Amish faith is to choose to leave the Amish altogether. Historically, the Amish refuse to appear on camera or participate in any activity that could be interpreted as vanity.
Amish: Out of Order documents the compelling lives of those who reject the Amish way of life, and provides a lens by which we can investigate and gain understanding about the Amish themselves.