Jesus Camp

2007-12-21 13:28
What it's about:

Jesus Camp follows Levi, Rachael, and Tory, to Pastor Becky Fischer's "Kids on Fire" summer camp in Devil's Lake, North Dakota, where kids as young as 6 years-old are taught to become dedicated Christian soldiers in "God's army". The film follows these children at camp as they hone their "prophetic gifts" and are schooled in how to "take back America for Christ".

What the critics say:

"Both disturbing and enlightening."
James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"As a documentary, Jesus Camp could lose its haunted-house score and contrapuntal Air America refrains and still deliver its message..."
Scott Brown, Entertainment Weekly

"This riveting documentary explores Kids on Fire, a summer camp in Devils Lake, North Dake, that grooms children to be soldiers in 'God's army'."
Stephen Holden, New York Times

"Filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, who also focused on children in last year's poignant The Boys of Baraka, provide a fascinating glimpse of kids' role in the evangelical movement's political agenda."
Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

"Like the filmmakers' award-winning Boys of Baraka, Jesus Camp examines the relationship between education and social context."
Ronnie Scheib, Variety
A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.

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