IamA We are the flimmakers behind "Kidnapped For Christ" a documentary about a controversial behavior modification program for American Teens. AMA!
About the film:
While in film school, Kate Logan set out to make a documentary about what she had been told was a “Christian therapeutic boarding school” in the Dominican Republic for “troubled” teens from the States. Because of her evangelical background, she was given unprecedented access to film inside this school over the course of a summer. But, as she began to film, she discovered the shocking truth of what was really going on at this remote reform school.
Throughout her time there, she follows the stories of several American teenagers who were taken from their homes and sent away to the Dominican Republic be "fixed" for problems ranging from sexual orientation, to having panic attacks, to drug abuse.
David, a 17-year old from Colorado, was taken in the middle of the night after coming out to his parents, and shipped off to be reprogrammed into a straight, born-again Christian. Tai, a 16-year-old Haitian-American girl from Boston, was sent away after acting out and experimenting with drugs as a result of childhood traumas. Beth, a 15-year old from Michigan, suffered from a debilitating anxiety disorder, and her parents were desperate to help her finish high school.
While in “the program” students were totally isolated, with little to no contact with the outside world, until Kate arrived with her camera. One brave student asked for her help to get free, and the ensuing struggles to secure his freedom revealed just how far this school would go to prevent their students from leaving.
Kidnapped for Christ is directed by Kate S. Logan and produced by Yada Zamora, Kate S. Logan and Paul A. Levin for RedThorn Productions. Executive Producers include Lance Bass (‘NSYNC), Mike C. Manning (Disney’s “Cloud 9”) and Tom DeSanto (“Transformers,” “X-Men”).
**My short bio: Kate S. Logan is the director and producer of the upcoming documentary film "Kidnapped For Christ" which tells the shocking stories of American teenagers who were shipped to an American-run Christian reform school in the Dominican Republic.
Mike C. Manning is an actor, activist, producer and writer. He is starring in the upcoming Disney movie "Cloud 9" and he came to fame on "The Real World, D.C." Mike is an executive producer on "Kidnapped For Christ" along with 'NSYNC Alum Lance Bass and "Transformers"/ "X-Men" producer Tom DeSanto.