The School of Divinity and the Documentary Film Program are sponsoring a public screening of Jesus Camp at 7 p.m., April 6, 2010. The film will be followed by a Q/A session with Co-Director Rachel Grady.
The Oscar-nominated Jesus Camp follows a group of young children as they participate in 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 as they hone their "prophetic gifts" and are schooled in how to "take back America for Christ." The film is 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.
The screening will be in the Annenberg Auditorium, Carswell Hall, Wake Forest University. For more information, contact Linda Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org, 336-758-3367 or the School of Divinity at email@example.com.
Rachel Gray is the co-founder of Loki Films. She and her directing partner, Heidi Ewing, also produced the critically acclaimed The Boys of Baraka, about inner-city kids from Baltimore who attend a school in Africa. In addition, she has produced and directed numerous non-fiction films for Discovery, A&E and Britain's Channel 4. She has directed several films that focus on mental illness including Mad Justice, a verite documentary that looks at the troubling fate of mentally ill parolees and Ward 2 West, shot on location at the Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Hospital on New York's famed Ward's Island. She also acted as Series Producer for TX an eight part series for VH1 filmed entirely in a drug rehab.