Devil's Playground

Devil's Playground
Type TV Special
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 16mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Lucy Walker Director n/a 2 2000001
Julie Goldman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Steven Cantor Producer n/a 3 3000003
Daniel Laikind Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Toby Oppenheimer Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Daniel Kern Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Lucy Walker Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Pax Wassermann Editor n/a 172 7000001
Synopsis
Who knew that Amish teens--like other American adolescents--smoke cigarettes, go to the mall, blast rock 'n' roll, watch TV, and even get laid? At 16, Amish youth are released from Old World restrictions to experience the outside, or as they call it, the "English world," so they can decide for themselves whether to be baptized and accept the Amish way for eternity. Like a vaccination, this period is designed to give kids a strong dose of the "devil's playground," so they won't crave it later.