Jesus Camp, 2006

“Jesus Camp” is the second film by the documentary team of Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady to explore the molding of young minds. The majority of the children in “Jesus Camp” are home-schooled by evangelical parents who teach them creationism and dismiss science.
It is a straightforward documentary, with no narrator or fancy cutting to present an opinion. The footage really does speak for itself. The film follows Becky Fischer, a Pentecostal children’s minister who runs the “Kids on Fire” summer camp in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota. Becky’s methods of reaching the children are powerful and at times, thought-provoking. But, some of her methods are a bit more radical.
The film also follows three children, Levi, Rachel, and Tory.

It is rather disturbing to see the children in this movie being instilled with thoughts and ideas that they do not have the full capacity to understand.
The film is being marketed as an even-handed, unbiased look at the Evangelical movement, but it lacks any obvious focus.
You can buy Jesus Camp.

2 comments:

Anthony said...

Sure there may be a little "charasmania" there, but I;d rather see that any day than kids growing up with their parents doing drugs, cursing, drinking,and sleeping around. I sincerely believe those parents have good intentions. They aren't trying to corrupt their children - they seem to just want them to have good morals. I think the girl is actually a pretty confident and intelligent girl for her age. True, she doesn't know more than she has been told - God isn't deaf - you don't need to yell and scream to get his attention - He's right there. The good news is that God is good and I am sure will honor that girls heart and she will most likely gain a better understanding of God and do great things in life. Heck, she's already a YouTube star :)

Anonymous said...

rofl, you fail anthony.