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A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lou Engle ...
Himself - Commentator

Directed by

Heidi Ewing
Rachel Grady

Produced by

Laura Bell ... imaging producer
Nancy Dubuc ... executive producer
Heidi Ewing ... producer
Jannat Gargi ... producer: imaging
Rachel Grady ... producer
Ryan Harrington ... managing producer: A&E IndieFilms
Jacquelyn Shulman ... associate producer
Molly Thompson ... executive producer

Music by

Force Theory
Neill Sanford Livingston ... (as Sanford Livingston)
Michael Furjanic ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

Mira Chang
Jenna Rosher

Film Editing by

Enat Sidi

Editorial Department

Marc Brown ... film output: digital intermediate
Scott P. Doniger ... on-line editor: Full Circle Post (as Scott Doniger)
Dara Kell ... additional editor
Jonathan Liebert ... digital cinema mastering
Minnea Lin ... additional editor
Bill Scott ... senior color timer

Art Department

Marc Corsiglia ... graphics designer

Sound Department

Margaret Crimmins ... additional sound designer
Michael Furjanic ... sound designer
David Glaser ... sound mixer: Gizmo Enterprises Inc.
Greg Smith ... additional sound designer

Visual Effects by

Mark A. Brown ... digital film services (as Marc Brown)

Camera and Electrical Department

Nina Davenport ... additional camera operator
Alan Deutsch ... additional camera operator
Tony Hardmon ... additional camera operator
Andrew Jansen ... Steadicam operator
Corey Kohn ... still photographer
Jacquelyn Shulman ... additional camera operator

Music Department

Neill Sanford Livingston ... musician (as Sanford Livingston)
J.J. McGeehan ... composer: additional music

Other crew

Rose Agger ... production intern
Kathy Avril ... production intern
Maria Cataldo ... production intern
Victoria S. Cook ... legal counsel: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Marc Corsiglia ... title designer
Sam Cotler ... production intern
Anna Liese Gaeta ... production intern
Salil Gandhi ... legal counsel: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Christina Gonzalez ... production assistant
Naomi Goodman ... production intern
Brent Hansford ... production intern
Erin Heidenreich ... sales agent
Kris Kaczor ... production intern
Arlin Kelly ... production intern
Darlene Lin ... production intern
Alex Linsker ... production intern
Maya Mumma ... production intern
Katie Paddock ... production intern
Joanna Parson ... production intern
Timiza Sanyika ... production intern
Tony Shaff ... production intern
Josiah Signor ... production intern
Thom Woodley ... production intern

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines America is being born again See more »
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Also Known As
  • Campamento Jesús (Spain)
  • Jézus táborában (Hungary)
  • Obóz Jezusa (Poland)
  • To stratopedo tou Iisou (Greece)
  • Лагерь Иисуса (Russia)
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  • 84 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $17,659, 17 Sep 2006

Did You Know?

Trivia Since the making of the film, Becky Fischer, children's pastor for Kids on Fire, announced that due to negative reactions to the camp after the film, including telephone calls and vandalism, the camp, which was held once a year for three weeks, has been discontinued indefinitely and will be replaced by other events. See more »
Goofs Becky Fisher swings a stuffed Lion and says "You've got a Tiger by the tail". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Flags of Our Fathers/Keeping Mum/Shortbus/Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning/Jesus Camp (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Breathe Prophesy See more »
Quotes Rachel: [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: Heaven
Rachel: [subdued] Really?
guy in the park: Yeah. Sure.
Rachel: Oh... okay. Have a nice day!
[runs back to her friends]
Rachel: I think they were Muslims!
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