It’s a terrifying story many are familiar with, but few really understand. The thought of being taken from your home at the request of your parents because who you love is an issue that plagues LGBTQ youth and the community at large.
What if your family went one step further and not only pulled you from your bed at night, but also sent you overseas to a strange land where religious indoctrination and forced labour were part of your daily treatment. This practice is the focus of an upcoming documentary, produced by Lance Bass, called “Kidnapped for Christ.”
The project is the brain child of former film student Kate Logan, who was given full access to the conversion therapy camp called “Escuela Caribe” in the Dominican Republic. Their is a Kickstarter page to help fund the project, and it provides the following video and some more details:
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.