Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Jesus Camp

Jesus Camp is a 2006 documentary directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing about Kids on Fire, a charismatic Christian summer camp for children who spend their summers learning and practicing their "prophetic gifts" and being taught by run by Becky Fischer, a Pentecostal children's pastor, that they can "take back America for Christ." According to the film's distributor, it "doesn't come with any prepackaged point of view" and tries to be "an honest and impartial depiction of one faction of the evangelical Christian community." It may be debated about the film's position on the subject matter, however. Interestingly enough, as featured in the previously reviewed Old Joy, this film also features Mike Papantonio (an attorney and a liberal radio talk-show host for Air America Radio's Ring of Fire), who debates with Fischer intermittently and offers commentary at several points during the film. An amazing glimpse into the childhood of some beautiful young people with a strong will to make a positive mark on this confusing world.

Hotly debated, highly arresting, highly incendiary.
Highly recommended.

4 out of 5 stars


Post a Comment

<< Home