Catch ‘Jesus Camp’ on the Small Screen
December 21, 2007 11:45 AM
Odds are, like me, you too missed “Jesus Camp,” a documentary that opened as a theatrical and won a nomination for an Academy Award. So, I’m telling you now, set your recorder to see this film on A&E, December 30, at 10 p.m. (EST).
Produced by Loki Films for A&E IndieFilms, the eye-opening saga takes place at “Kids on Fire,” and I’m not kidding, a real camp in Devil’s Lake, N.D. that recruits born-again Christian kids to become political activists.
I know that sounds sensational, but it isn’t. It’s not a fact-skewered Michael Moore production. The kids in “God’s army” have a mission “to take back America for Christ.” The movie is even-handed and presents a very sobering look at how strong the right-wing fundamentalist movement is in this country and how strong George Bush remains.
Let me know what you think because I commend A&E for airing such a controversial, but true movie.