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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 <email@example.com>
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 »
Becky Fisher swings a stuffed Lion and says "You've got a Tiger by the tail". See more »
[preaching to a group of guys sitting in a park]
If you were to die right now in this moment, where do you think you'd go?
guy in the park:
guy in the park:
Oh... okay. Have a nice day!
[runs back to her friends]
I think they were Muslims!
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This documentary offers a rare chance to get a close view inside a not very well known society within our society. I thought the content was very honest, and - although this is not the kind of movie people watch for entertainment value - I would like to point out that this is also a very well made film, and certainly never dull or boring.
Religious communities are not often very open towards journalists or filmmakers; they fear - probably with good reason - that their portrayal by the secular media is biased and that their believes are depicted in the wrong light. However, in this documentary the filmmakers were granted full access, and the evangelical community whose portrayal you get to see in the film got the chance to see it first before it was released to the general public. They thought it was an accurate depiction of their lifestyle and their believes.
What you see in this film is not staged - this is real, 21th century footage. Highly recommended. 9 stars out of 10.