Amish Witches is a good watch. However, it is also somewhat confusing. We thought that we were watching a documentary. Granted, our memory span wreaks havoc with issues such as understanding, hearing every germane fact, etc.
The premise for the movie is that a reality TV crew visits Holmes County, Ohio to capture and document the lives of a sect of Swartzentruber Amish, who are an isolated people. However, everything goes awry when a Brauchua (Amish witch) dies. Her immediate family are then forced to tend to her body, figure out where to bury her and to discern the intentions of visiting Brauchua from elsewhere in the United States.
It's really good. It's way better than The Blair Witch Project. It does well to keep your attention. However, from what we've seen about the craft of Braja, it is inherently wrong and will hurt practitioners at one point of another. For instance, some Braucha remove illnesses from others. But, they don't process it or heal it. They just take it on themselves. It doesn't sound smart.
Was the movie shocking for us? No. Perhaps, because we lived in Seminole, Texas for a year or so and got to know some of the Mennonite practitioners there. It was educational and always interesting. Some of their basic ideas about life seem completely bizarre. So, no. We were not and are not surprised by the concept of Amish witches.
Directed by: Jake Wade Wall
Produced by: Hot Snakes Media
Written by: Dandi Dewey, Shannon Evangelista
Starring: Caleb Carlson, Hayley Palmaer, Nicole Rodenburg
Release date: 29 October 2016 (USA)
Time: 1 Hour 27 Minutes
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