American Experience Goes to the Emmys!

The PBS documentary "The Amish: Shunned" that aired on American Experience in February has been nominated for an Emmy Award for "exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking." The American Experience film "JFK" has also been nominated for an Emmy.

I was very honored to take part in both "The Amish" and "The Amish: Shunned." I was especially happy to be part of the second film because by then I was well acquainted with Callie Wiser of Five O' Clock Films and I knew that she would portray my culture and people as they are, without embellishing or sensationalizing our stories. She was able to convey the nuances and the complexities of what it means to live or leave an Amish life. It was a real pleasure to work with her.

You can watch "profiles" of each of the people who were interviewed for the "The Amish: Shunned." If you follow the link, you will see the various links on the left hand side of the page. To watch the whole documentary in sequence, you need to buy the a copy of the film or wait until it airs again.

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25 thoughts on “American Experience Goes to the Emmys!”

  1. Charles Andrews

    Wonderful documentary. One of the best of all times. I have bought the DVD and watch it many times over. You were wonderful Saloma.

  2. What wonderful news! I love seeing high quality work noticed and rewarded. Congratulations for your significant contribution to both documentaries.

  3. Just hearing about the documentaries makes me want to watch them again. “The Amish: Shunned” deserves to win. It was beyond excellent. Congrats!

  4. I didn’t see it, but I just found it and will watch it.
    I really like to see this kind of live. Even so as Hutterites, My friend is out of it and so nice to talk with her. But sometimes it is all so hard/difficult.
    Love, Wilma

  5. So glad to hear this! It definitely is of the stature to deserve this recognition. Many people will benefit by watching this documentary.
    Thank you Saloma for being so brave to bare your soul and experiences in this film and your books.
    Keep up the good work.
    Joyce, the shepherdess

    1. Joyce, thank you for your compliments. I cannot take credit for the quality of the film. I seem to feel compelled to share my stories, so you are welcome. I thank YOU for being a reader. Blessings to you.

  6. Congratulations! I just watched the documentary again last week. I shared the link on my FB page and hope it wins.

  7. Beloved Saloma,

    I just KNEW you were destined for “God” things from the very first moment I met you!! So very happy that your “story” is touching hearts, healing souls and is being acknowledged/recognized for the immense Gift that is it!! Well done, good and faithful servant, you are SO worthy of this and so much more!! Blessings to you and David, ’til we meet again!!

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