Released: 22 Dec 2006
Rated: PG-13
Run Time: 87 min
Language: English
Country: United States
Date: July 13, 2022
Views: 25
Jesus Camp

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?

Director: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
Actors: Mike Papantonio, Lou Engle, Becky Fischer
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 7 nominations total

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