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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Donna Lu Smith

    I would enjoy your videos more if they focused more on what you are talking about than you. When I watch a documentary, I am not use to seeing the person talking being the center of the camera. If the documentary is about the Amish or Mennonites, then their environment, products, etc, should be the main focus. I realized they are not comfortable with their pictures being taken, but I am not comfortable with the camera always being on you. I wanted a wide lens shot of the stores and places you went, with your voice in the background. It is nice to see who is talking occasionally, but it should not dominate the video.

    1. Kevin

      Donna…I don’t disagree…and I appreciate the input…keep in mind, though, that for instance in the case of being inside the home in this video…I had only met the woman that day, I just felt funny taking a camera and shooting her living room unless the camera is mainly on me….so I was trying to put the focus on me so she didn’t feel “violated” in any way…that said, I don’t think it’s bad advice and Lord knows I’d rather be off camera than seen on….

  2. mtnpirate

    I was pleased to see this video about the Unity Amish. For one thing, I live in Farmington, Maine, only an hour from Unity, but hear very little about their presence. 14 families is great. Whatever encourages a strong farming culture in this rural state is most welcomed by me. Small family run farms are traditional in Maine, not big-Ag, so keeping farmland in the hands of knowledgable farmers is a boon to our state, as are any associated occupational skills and trades. And Maine’s trend toward supporting local independent craftsmen and farmers should benefit the Amish. Everyone wins!

    1. Kevin

      Welcome….let us know if you go to the Unity settlement….Their presence in Maine is small, but growing!

      1. Michelle neal

        Do the Amish in Unity, ME sell and install metal roofing? Is there any contact information available?

  3. Robert

    Just curious…do you know when their services are held in Unity? And, if so, where?


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