2/17/2014 Peter Durantine

Bonchek House Screening of Dirk Eitzen's documentary, "The Amish and Us."

  • Amish and Us Documentary

Faculty and professional staff are invited to a screening of "The Amish and Us," a documentary film by Franklin & Marshall College Professor of Film and Media Studies Dirk Eitzen, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Bonchek College House.

About 5 million tourists visit Lancaster County every year "to observe the Amish way of life. The money these visitors spend on quilts, lawn ornaments, wooden toys, baked goods and other Amish-made products is a boon to Amish families that can no longer make a living on farming alone. 

  • amish and us

At the same time, the revenue brought by the tourist trade and the constant contact with outsiders threatens to erode the traditional values that are the foundation of the Amish way of life; community decision making, simple living and quiet non-conformity. THE AMISH AND US is an engaging and witty one-hour documentary examining this threat and other pressures on the Amish community in Lancaster County" (American Public Television).

Amish & Us (excerpt 1)

Comments after the film by Prof. Eitzen.

Refreshments provided.   

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