Jesus Camp (2006) - Synopsis
JESUS CAMP, directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (The Boys of Baraka), follows Levi, Rachael, and Tory, to Pastor Becky Fischer's "Kids on Fire" summer camp in Devil's Lake, North Dakota, where kids as young as 6 years-old are taught to become dedicated Christian soldiers in God's army. The film follows these children at camp as they hone their prophetic gifts and are schooled in how to take back America for Christ. The film also features a counterpoint, in the form of excerpts from Michael Papantonio’s “Ring of Fire” show on NPR’s Air America. Though he frequently takes aim at the fundamentalist Christian movement, Papantonio is an active Methodist who admits that his moral compass comes from his faith.
The winner of the Grand Jury Award at the AFI/Discovery Silver Docs Festival and Outstanding Achievement in Documentary at its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, “Jesus Camp” is set for a September theatrical release.