February 26, 2012 9:39 PM

PBS documentary on the Amish life faced many hurdles

Faced with subjects whose religion and culture prohibit them from giving interviews on camera or even posing for pictures, many filmmakers would have given up. The folks at PBS’ “American Experience” stuck with it, however, and emerged with a revealing look at the Amish, a religious community of about 250,000 centered primarily in rural Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana.

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