• Witness
    about cultural conflicts between the Amish of Western Pennsylvania and Modern American corruption and violence. Philadelphia Police officer, John Book was obligated to hide from the three brutally and corrupt police officers as they were looking for a little Amish boy, Samuel Lapp. The boy witnessed...
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  • The Witness
    young Amish boy. The two worlds that Peter Weir creates, and tries to communicate their differences to us is the traditional Amish society as appose to our modern contempory society. The Amish society follows an unwritten rule of others before self. Throughout the film Weir contrasts and compares the two...
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  • Cultural Anthropology
    documentary directed by Lucy Walker about the rite of passage of many Amish youth at the age of sixteen called “rumspringa.” Rumspringa, which literally means running around, is a period of an Amish young adult’s life where he/she is free from Amish restrictions and allowed to explore the secular world. This period...
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  • Witness by Peter Weir Notes
    bowed head while she contemplates her next move. She turns down the lamp and places her cap on the table, symbolizing her temporary rejection of her Amish values. * Weir uses a back profile shot, limited dialogue, a close up, and ‘Mise-en-scène’, to convey this height of their relationship and this...
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  • The Gentle People Analysis
    Peop Systems and Behaviors Regarding the Old Order Amish Kelly Hand Lawrenceburg High School Early College Sociology 151, D19 M. Schwartz November 30, 2012 Abstract This paper, in depth, reviews the various sections written by Joe Wittmer Ph.D. in his book The Gentle People; it adds sociological...
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  • Week 4 assignment ETH/125
    Religion Describe the experiences of various religious and ethnic groups throughout United States history. Evaluate the role religion plays in U.S. culture. Identify sources of prejudice and discrimination toward religious and ethnic groups. Purpose of Assignment Students learn key terms associated...
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  • Witness Study Guide
    groups under pressure. In Witness (1985) he provides the film audience with a window onto the world of the Amish in America. An Anabaptist Christian denomination particular to North America, the Amish are a devout, peaceful people. They keep themselves separate from the rest of society, believing that worldliness...
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  • Amish
    Amish I see the Amish culture as being a counter culture. The Amish refrain themselves from using technology or anything that needs electricity to function. By doing so, they are in direct contrast from the dominant culture. The Amish people also withdraw themselves completely from the dominant culture...
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  • English Witness
    Clash of Culture Peter Weir’s movie Witness explores the clash between two cultures which cannot co-exist comfortably through many film techniques. Contrast Is used greatly between 1980’s (then modern) American culture/society and the culture of a tight-knit, idyllic community of an Amish woman and...
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  • 'Witness' - Peter Weir
    film outlines the contrast between mainstream American society and the Amish community in regional Pennsylvania. While American society is seen as a violent and arrogant group of people, whereas the Amish are seen to be a peaceful, religious group of people. In this film the Amish perceive the mainstream...
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  • witness essay
    contrasting it to the world of the Amish. Discuss the statement with close reference to the film The film Witness, directed by Peter Weir portrays the concept of cultural differences between the Amish and the outside world. Critical aspects of modern society (American society) are shown in various...
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  • The Opening Sequince of Witness by Peter Weir
    “Witness” is an American film made in 1985 produced by Australian film maker Peter Weir; he has successfully conveyed many themes, issues and concepts in this film. The opening scene of the film “Witness” establishes many features of the film. These features include the camera shots, camera angles,...
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  • Works
    clash between Amish and Modern American Culture? Discuss. (500 words). - Witness is a film that compares the Amish culture and the modern American culture, and shows what will the Amish people do if they involve in a murder case. And john book is a American and Rachel is a amish. They did the...
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  • Amish Clash of Cultures
    The Amish in America - Clash of cultures Amish look like they stepped out of the rural 19th Century. Some 200,000 Amish people live in above 20 US states and in the Canadian region of Ontario and also in different parts of the world like Australia. The Amish are the most traditional and religious...
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  • Witness Speech
    Witness, directed by Peter Weir is an American film which combines a crime story with a love story, creating a dual narrative. The Amish element complicates the genres, which makes them both familiar and new. Good morning Mrs Goundar and fellow students. Peter Weir draws the audience into the world...
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  • Witness
    Peter Weir CLASH OF CULTURES Peter Weir’s film Witness explores the clash of cultures by contrasting the Amish culture with a modern Westernised society. Firstly, cultural clash is achieved through the contrast of setting. The panning shot of the countryside, depicting Amish farmhouses and barns,...
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  • How Does the Film "Witness" Show the Clash Between Amish and Modern American Culture?
    between Amish and modern American culture? The film "witness" directed by Peter Weir, was first released in 1985. Its genre is one of violence and action, tempered by love and an on going struggle against the constraints of two very different worlds. The plot includes Samuel, a small Amish boy, a...
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  • Witness Essay
    Peter Weir's film, 'Witness' constructs two dichotomous moral codes, violent modern America and traditional Amish society. As a result of their interactions with one another we see differences break down. This essay will examine the methods the director uses in manufacturing, and then redefining the...
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  • Witness
    explores the contrast between the two worlds by contrasting the Amish culture with a modern Westernized society. Weir presents many themes and issues in his film. Through his use of film techniques like long shots and close-ups make the film more enjoyable. These themes include clash of two cultures/different...
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  • Handout questions
    2 1 Opening credits , with background showing Amish walking through fields ( 000-1.00) a) In what ways is the opening of the film unusual for a police crime story ? The opening of the film begins with a rural setting of the Amish. It shows that the Amish world is very peaceful and very community orientated...
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