Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:00pm

Credit: Courtesy of American Experience/WGBH

Follow seven former members of Amish community as they reflect on their decisions to leave.

Estranged from family, the ex-Amish find themselves struggling to understand and make their way in modern America. Interwoven through the stories are the voices of Amish men and women who remain staunchly loyal to their traditions and faith. They explain the importance of obedience, the strong ties that bind their communities together and the pain they endure when a loved one falls away. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: THE AMISH: SHUNNED airs Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9 p.m. on WXXI.