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Feature documentary that follows ten Midwestern teenagers as they attend the first overnight Bible Camp for gay Christian youths. For these six boys and four girls, it's just as hard to come out as Christian as it is to come out as gay. They're caught in the battle between religion, politics and sexuality that's raging in the United States today. These kids are outsiders - their straight classmates ostracize them and their churches reject them. But like all teens, they yearn to feel at home, somewhere. Struggling to find a way to be true to both their spirituality and their sexual identity, these teens come to camp hoping to finally find a place of acceptance.
Three hot button topics Christian Religion, Homosexuality and Adolescence are combined into this touching coming-of-age film that explores acceptance and tolerance in an environment ripe for challenges. Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: DOCUMENTARIES Rating: NR Age: 858423001452 UPC: 858423001452 Manufacturer No: LIB00145
||Jay Wiesner, Brad Froslee, Ross Murray|
||Color, Full Screen, NTSC|
|Number of Discs:
|DVD Release Date:
||August 05, 2008|
|Average Customer Rating:
|| based on 9 reviews|
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15 of 16 found the following review helpful:
Fun and Compelling MovieMay 17, 2008
By Sam Smith
This doc about gay teens who attend a Bible camp is fascinating. Watching the kids open up about their religious beliefs and their sexual orientation is very compelling. I saw the movie at Outfest, LA's gay film festival, and the audience went wild -- giving a huge standing ovation at the end. In fact it won the audience award for the best doc that year. I'll definitely get a copy to add to my collection when it comes out. Both the gay and Christian communities can learn a lot through the kids' honesty.
8 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Camp outJun 15, 2008
This film was so well done it made me laugh and it also made me cry but what is did most of all is open my eye`s to how hard it is for some young adults
to have to struggle with their everyday living and how they deal with their feeling`s.
But I have a feeling everyone of these young people will do GREAT in this life we all have to just keep fighting the fight!
Thank you Tim, Jesse, Christine,Thomas ect, for that peek into your lives and opening alot of peoples eye`s!
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Amazing Look At Being a Gay Christian YouthAug 09, 2008
By Anthony M. Bowen
Many of the new LGBT documentaries that come out are dealing with difficult, cutting edge topics. Camp Out is no exception. Very high quality, the movie looks to just capture five days of the first LGBT youth Christian camp. The directors take a neutral role, wanting to show the raw struggles that gay Christian youth go through. Whether you believe homosexuality is compatabile with Christianity or not, this film is about the diverse youth that many of us know and a great opportunity to learn about the upcoming generation. As a gay Christian youth, this movie helped confirm that there are many others like myself dealing with similar issues. Great praise for Camp Out and The Naming Project.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
A must buyJan 03, 2009
By M. D. Longo
This documentry was great. The kids- now adults- did a great job telling their story about trying to cope being gay in a stright world. This camp helped them find new friends. I was watching this movie thinking that some campers as young as age 14 had the courage to come out to family and friends and I know that would have been hard for me at their age. I wish there was a camp like this when I was the campers age. It would have been a little eaiser for me knowing that I wasnt the only gay teen boy around. I dont mean to quote the movie but about 14 years ago I felt so alone since I felt that I was the only gay male near me. During my High School years there were no gay clubs or anything like that.I would like to thank the producers and the campers-- Tim, Thomas, Jesse,Spencer, Kosono, Chris, Christine, Alison, Kristi and the rest-- you helped with the first ever gay religous camp and opened many eyes. If there is ever a sequel-- I cant wait to hear how the camp has effected your lives in the long run.
3 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Accurate Picture of Today's ChurchApr 14, 2011
Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2D1U3KBNBW7UE This warm and revealing movie is reflective of the confused Christianity which saturates the modern day. The church is individualistic, self-centered, and self-contradictory: this movie compliments that reality. The kids presented are beautiful; the ideas propogated are nonsensical. Watch and see why the world thinks Christianity is irrelevant.
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