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Jesus Camp (2006)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 18 April 2007 (France)
A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.

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Jesus Camp follows several young children as they prepare to attend a summer camp where the kids will get their daily dose of evangelical Christianity. Becky Fischer works at the camp, which is named Kids on Fire. Through interviews with Fischer, the children, and others, Jesus Camp illustrates the unswerving belief of the faithful. A housewife and homeschooling mother tells her son that creationism has all the answers. Footage from inside the camp shows young children weeping and wailing as they promise to stop their sinning. Child after child is driven to tears. Juxtapose these scenes with clips from a more moderate Christian radio host (who is appalled by such tactics), and Jesus Camp seems to pose a clear question: are these children being brainwashed? Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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America is being born again

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Rated PG-13 for some discussions of mature subject matter | See all certifications »

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Campamento Jesús  »

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$17,659 (USA) (17 September 2006)

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$902,544 (USA)
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Trivia

In an episode of 50 Documentaries to See Before You Die (2011), Levi, the young boy spotlighted from the bible camp, pointed out that his mother's quote "Our firm belief is there are two kinds of people in the world: people who love Jesus and people who don't," actually concluded with "And they both deserve love and respect," and that she had been cut off prematurely to add to the context of the film. See more »

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Becky Fisher swings a stuffed Lion and says "You've got a Tiger by the tail". See more »

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Becky Fischer: I can go into a playground of kids that don't know anything about Christianity, lead them to the Lord in a matter of, just no time at all, and just moments later they can be seeing visions and hearing the voice of God, because they're so open. They are so usable in Christianity.
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Spirit In the Sky
Music and lyrics by Norman Greenbaum
Courtesy of Great Honesty Music & Trans Tone Productions
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Should be categorized "Documentary/Horror"
16 November 2006 | by (Sofia, Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

This is really a horror movie. It's comparable to The Ring and Emily Rose.

I thought we were living in the 21st century. This movie reminds me more of the 16th.

On one hand, this movie is an unforgettable experience, like a dive into darkness. On the other hand, you're left asking yourself - "am I a sadist? I'm watching little kids getting tortured, brainwashed, their lives getting deformed". When you watch this movie, the first thing you want to do is go to IMDb and write a review about it.

So,

If you're in a happy mood right now, don't watch this movie.

If you want chills down your spine, by all means, watch it!

10/10


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