Film follows Levi, Rachael, Tory and a number of other young children to 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 at camp 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 bornagain Christian children to become an active part of America’s political future.
Heidi Ewing was born and raised in the Detroit area. Detropia is her fourth featurelength documentary film and is close to her heart. A private investigator turned filmmaker,
Rachel Grady has produced and directed a wide variety of documentaries for HBO, PBS, The Discovery Channel, MTV and A&E. Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady made their feature doc debut with The Boys of Baraka (2005). Jesus Camp, another film collaboration, was nominated for the 2007 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. The directing team collaborated with several high profile nonfiction
filmmakers for the 2009 omnibus documentary film Freakonomics: The Movie. Their controversial 12th & Delaware, debuted at Sundance in 2010, won a Peabody Award and aired on HBO. Ewing and Grady are owners of Loki Films, which produces non-fiction motion pictures, television programs and commercials.
2006, 84', color, 35 mm
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