The Resource Amish Riddle, Produced by EKIS

Amish Riddle, Produced by EKIS

Label
Amish Riddle
Title
Amish Riddle
Statement of responsibility
Produced by EKIS
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This fascinating film on the Amish in Pennsylvania shows a dynamic people, who, contrary to popular belief, are not relics frozen in time. Through gentle modification of their rules they are able to prosper in commercial enterprises. While they shun modern conveniences that may pull the community apart, they are permitted to use them in their businesses. The romantic image of the Amish on horse drawn carriages is only part of the story. In reality they are allowed to use trucks and taxis in their work, as long as they don't own vehicles or drive themselves. Telephones can be used for business communications but not for social calls. Even electricity can be brought into workshops. We meet an Amish family and learn from them how they conduct their daily life. Sociologist Dr. Donald Kraybill explains the origins of their customs, giving the rationale behind their rejection of the modern world. He speculates on the prospects for their cultural survival in the twenty-first century. For another view of Amish life see the Filmakers Library film The Amish:Not to be Modern
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
Runtime
51
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Belief Systems
  • Communities
  • Sociology
Target audience
adult
Label
Amish Riddle, Produced by EKIS
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (51 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1785195
  • (OCoLC)747798831
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1785195/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000136764
Video recording format
other
Label
Amish Riddle, Produced by EKIS
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (51 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1785195
  • (OCoLC)747798831
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1785195/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000136764
Video recording format
other

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