March 29, 2010: Film Screening and Discussion: Jesus Camp by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

Monday, March 29, 2010 at 4 pm

Jesus Camp (2006)
Run Time: 87 minutes

Screening of Jesus Camp,  a film by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, followed by a discussion. 

jesuscamp_xsmA growing number of Evangelical Christians believe there is a revival underway in America that requires Christian youth to assume leadership roles in advocating the causes of their religious movement. Jesus Camp follows a group of young children to pastor Becky Fisher's "Kids on Fire Summer Camp", where kids are taught to become dedicated Christian soldiers in God's army and are schooled in how to take back America for Christ.

Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 (get map)

This event is part of the Religion and Politics in the Americas Initiative.

Heidi Ewing. As the co-owner of Loki films, Heidi has taken on a wide range of subjects that includes the inner workings of Scientology, ritualistic body piercing in Sri Lanka and the labyrinth that is the criminal justice system in the Bronx. Previously she delved in the dramatic world of Cuban politics with Dissident, a film about the struggle of Havana-based Nobel Peace Prize nominee  Osvaldo Paya,  a film that was made clandestinely and has been shown around the world.  She recently co-directed The Boys of Baraka, the critically-acclaimed documentary feature that is currently playing in cities across the United States. 

Rachel Grady. The co-director of The Boys of Baraka, Rachel is a private investigator turned film maker. She has produced and directed numerous non-fiction films for The Discovery Channel, A & E, and Britain's Channel 4.  She has directed several films that focus on mental illness including Mad Justice, a verité 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 Island. She also acted as Series Producer for "TX" an eight part series for VH1  filmed entirely in a drug rehab.  She is the co-founder of Loki films.