Jesus Camp

PhotobucketPhotobucketDocumentary about a Pentecostal summer camp for children. An effective documentary is unbiased, allowing the viewer to form their own opinions. Unfortunately, this is clearly not the agenda of the filmmakers. Clips from Mike Papantonio’s radio show are frequently inserted to editorialize against the camp.  The use of “evil” music every time the camp’s director is on screen doesn’t point to an even handed approach either. Nevertheless, this is still a window into a community we often do not see and much of it is fascinating. That the subjects were manipulated by the directors to cast evangelical Christianity in an unflattering light, contaminates what should have been an interesting film.

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