Movies at McKinley: Jesus Camp

PG-13 | 1h 27min | Documentary | 2007

The McKinley Foundation will screen the documentary Jesus Camp on Friday, May 3, at 7 PM in the McKinley Foundation Living Room.

Synopsis: Jesus Camp, a 2006 documentary directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, follows Levi, Rachel and Tory to Pastor Becky Fisher’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 at camp as they hone their “prophetic gifts” and are schooled in how to “take back America for Christ.” The film was 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.

Featured Guest: Nathan R. Todd, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois, will facilitate a pre- and post-screening discussion. Dr. Todd’s research focuses on how religion and Whiteness shape individual and group engagement with social justice.

Admission: Movie is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Free parking is available at the parking garage across the street.

This film is part of a year-long series exploring freedom in the 21st century, inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.