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Jesus Camp

(DVD - 2006)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Jesus Camp
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A first-ever look into an intense training ground that recruits born-again Christian children to become an active part of America's political future. Follow these children at summer camp in Devil's Lake, North Dakota as they hone their 'prophetic gifts'.
Title: Jesus camp
[videorecording]
Published: [Los Angeles, CA] : Magnolia Home Entertainment, c2006.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 84 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Deleted scenes including Ted Haggard sermon footage, director's commentary.
Originally released in 2006.
Restrictions on Access: For private home use only.
Summary: A first-ever look into an intense training ground that recruits born-again Christian children to become an active part of America's political future. Follow these children at summer camp in Devil's Lake, North Dakota as they hone their 'prophetic gifts'.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for some discussions of mature subject matter.
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: Fischer, Becky 1951-
Grady, Rachel
Ewing, Heidi E.
Branch Call Number: DVD 230.0462 JES
Statement of Responsibility: A & E Indiefilms and Magnolia Pictures present a Loki Films production ; produced and directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Credits: Cinematography, Mira Chang, Jenna Rosher ; editor, Enat Sidi ; music, Michael Furjanic, Neill Sanford Livingston.
Performers: Pastor Becky Fischer.
System Details: DVD; region 1.
Other Language: Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (2.0 Dolby Digital) with optional subtitles in Spanish.
Subject Headings: Children Conduct of life Video recordings. Philosophy and religion Video recordings. Children Religious life Video recordings. Religious camps Video recordings. Evangelical Revival Video recordings. Evangelicalism Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Videorecordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
Topical Term: Children
Philosophy and religion
Children
Religious camps
Evangelical Revival
Evangelicalism
Publisher No: 10062
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“Give me the child until he is seven and I’ll give you the man.” attributed to St. Francis Xavier.

Apr 03, 2014
  • pigweed rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Well made. Sad and frightening.

Jul 03, 2013
  • ameliepeace rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

don't mess with next generation... please!!

Apr 09, 2013
  • rebekahjtowers rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Intriguing. How is the scenario of this Bible Camp scarier than untold numbers of young people sitting around playing video games which simulate murdering prostitutes and homeless? The leader of the camp appears to be a sincere lady with a nice sense of humor who's taken on a unique job. Some parents spend hundreds to send their wee ones to beauty pageant camps or sports camps. These parents choose to awaken the spiritual side of their children. This camp experience is not something your average evangelical even knows about, but I see nothing nefarious about it and everything hopeful.

Evangelicals : a cult in disguise of a religion using jesus and the bible to push their political agenda. They target the young, impressionable, and uneducated.

A scary example of what happends when you have zeal without knowledge or wisdom...as a parent I was very troubled by this film- what did they leave out I wonder its propbably so rotten they left it out! Who knows but surely these poor kids are being worked up into an emotional frenzy by leadership too quick to lay burdens far too big on little shoulders not able to carry such things at a young age..you can see that after hours of unrelenting shouting, loud music and wacked out doctrines these children are brought to a place of surrender/trance like states (or else) complete cult tactics here- emotional manipulation, guilt trips and tearfull confusion.. oh and the fasting- for how long were they under such needless duress? Have the parents completely gone mad to send their kids to be programed like this??I would never allow my kid to be subjected to such..
I'm a beleiver and I've been to some powerfull prayer meets but it never fell into the turmoil & confusion we see here--There was a deep peace-and a deep stillness-no one was prompted by others-or cued by music to 'do something'-there was liberty!!
I can hope camps like this run out of funds so they cannot ruin another generation with their tyranny. May those kids be set free from leaders who know not the Spirit of love and mercy. Cheers..

Jul 06, 2012
  • HereHere rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An in-depth look at a bible camp used to indoctrinate children and 'lock them in' to certain religious commitments, which even featured then president George W. Bush. The camp leader even was yelling about how this is war, and how the bible tells us to wage war. By contrast, there is a Christian radio host raises concerns about this approach to indoctrinating children to be used as political tools.

Jul 08, 2011
  • janisbennett rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I just finished watching this documentary, and I am kind of freaked out about it. Brain washing little kids is messed up. Scary is the word that is most often mentioned in the comments here because it is the word that comes to mind throughout watching this documentary.

Mar 19, 2010
  • bobfrombob rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Let me get my bias out of the way - I'm not a christian. So if you want to dismiss this on that basis, fine. If you are offended, sorry.

But I found this to be sad and scary. Words like cult and brainwashing come to mind. I don't know if the filmmakers used the most extreme material they could find to make a point but it appears to me the extreme right is coming to take over the world and if they can't, they want to make sure their kids can.

Jan 27, 2010
  • NickCR rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is one of the scariest films I have ever seen. I still have a hard time beleiving that this was real and that people do this to their children.

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Oct 25, 2007
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Oct 25, 2007
  • bibliobub rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Kids go to camp to learn, preach and worship Jesus and all things Christian

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