Amish: A Secret Life

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  • 2012
  • Nonemin
Amish: A Secret Life

Miriam and Dave Lapp are a charming young couple with a brood of adorable children. Dave works in and part owns a construction company. They are also members of the 'Old Order' Amish community in Pennsylvania,whose church forbids all technology - though Dave gets lifts to work in a car and the couple,by allowing themselves to be filmed,risk the wrath of church elders. Having outlined their traditional life-style to camera Miriam persuades several friends to be happily filmed and it becomes clear that the Lapps and other,younger Amish,believe that,having been rebaptized to allow a more open evangelical approach - risking excommunication thereby - they feel the need for a change in the community. The film ends as the family consolidates its dream to own their own farm.

Lynn Alleway
Lynn Alleway Director, Producer
Tim Green
Tim Green Executive Producer
Steve Robinson
Steve Robinson Director of Photography
David Lapp
David Lapp Himself
Miriam Lapp
Miriam Lapp Herself
Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan Narrator (voice)

Production Companies

BBC Wales