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Breaking Amish

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In a world where the phrase ‘plain' is considered a compliment, TLC pulls back the curtains to reveal the strict traditions of the Amish/Mennonite religion and lifestyle as cameras follow five people who have chosen to leave it behind and explore the world outside of their community. ‘Breaking Amish' provides a never-before-seen look inside the lives of young men and women as they, for the first time, trade horse and buggy with taxi cabs to break out from their respective Amish/Mennonite communities in their pursuit to chase big dreams in the Big Apple. From flying in a plane and wearing jeans, to using a cell phone and electricity, this fascinating series highlights their transition into city culture and the basic amenities that come with it. But the decision to pack up their bags and leave town does not come without a hefty price and these youngsters risk the probability of being shunned by their community altogether, including the family, friends and life they once knew so well.