Devil's Playground


Montana Premiere

Amish young people turning 16 must decide whether to commit to the rules of being Amish (no electricity, cars, divorce, sports, music, birth control, jobs for women, education, travel, diversity) or set off alone into a world they were raised to shun. For the few months or years while they make their decision, they are set free to explore the outside world. They call this period of freedom “rumspringa” in their Pennsylvania Dutch language, meaning “running around”. Lucy Walker’s first documentary follows Amish youngsters through their “rumpspringa”. Nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and three Emmys.

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