Sunday, April 11, 2010

Jesus Camp (2006): review- 3/10

3/10

Children from Indiana are sent to a North Dakota where they are bullied by two obese women, both cropped blondes, into Christian devotion.

Footage from the camp is spliced with shots from a radio host who is attempting on his talk show to challenge the beliefs of religious right Christians, who have three main concerns: abortion, creationism, and American-ness.

Unfortunately, what the filmmakers did not consider, apparantly, is that spending an hour and a half in the company of unintelligent people is not very interesting.

Moreover, the film is plainly not an even handed survey of the Jesus Camp, but has been made with the preconception that Jesus Camp would be a bad bad place: it therefore has the ring of propoganda.


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