Showtime to premiere 'Kidnapped For Christ'

Tue. July 8, 2014 8:39 AM by

Film looks at gay teen sent to re-education camp

Premium cable network Showtime will premiere Kidnapped for Christ on Thursday, July 10.

The 85-minute award-winning documentary from Director Kate S. Logan and executive producers Lance Bass, Tom DeSanto and Mike C. Manning pulls back the curtain to expose the billion-dollar transformational school industry.

The film focuses on a controversial and unregulated behavior modification program for "troubled" teens being offered by Escuela Caribe in the Dominican Republican.

There Logan finds David, a 17-year-old honor student from Colorado who was sent to the program shortly after coming out gay to his parents.

In a trailer for the film, David says he was kidnapped from his home by two men.

"One morning I woke up, two guys were at my house," David explains. "They tied a belt around my waist.Dragged me with the belt to their car."

"I got sent down here because I'm gay and my parents they just weren't okay with that," he adds. 

Kidnapped for Christ won the Special Jury Award at the 2014 Nashville Film Festival and the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival.

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