It’s been announced that the documentary Kidnapped For Christ has been selected to premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival in January, but ahead of that it’s seeking some final completion funding via Kickstarter. The money will be used to complete the sound, music and HD transfers for what sounds like it could be a fascinating and chilling topic that touches on LGBTQ topics.
You can take a look above for a message about the film and campaign from two of the movie’s executive producers, Lance Bass of ‘NSYNC fame and Mike C. Manning (Disney’s Cloud 9 and The Real World).
The controversial film follows the stories of several American teenagers who were forcibly taken from their homes and sent to an Evangelical Christian reform school known as Escuela Caribe, located in the Dominican Republic. The school is advertised as a “therapeutic Christian boarding school” when in reality, Escuela Caribe used classic brainwashing techniques to break down and rebuild young minds.
The main protagonist (David) is a teen from Colorado who was sent to the school because of his sexuality. Shot largely inside the school, the film features David’s plight as he is forced to conform. The film also features Tai, a 16-year-old Haitian-American girl who was sent away after acting out as a result of childhood traumas, and Beth, a 15-year old who suffers from a debilitating anxiety disorder.
It sounds like a fascinating and chilling film, so if you’d like to help out, head over to Kickstarter.