Lucy Walker


Like It Devil's Playground (2002) -- This documentary shows a handful of Amish kids during "Rumspringa," a time when teens can experience the real world to see if they prefer it and its evil, technological ways or the Amish church.  Of course, the film seems to give a skewed view, since it focuses on kids who would have been troubled whether they were Amish or not (getting addicted to drugs, etc.) rather than the majority who just "go nuts" by listening to the radio or whatever, but it's still an interesting movie and raises one or two questions about parenting and repression.

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