Finally got to see this movie on DVD.
This was unbearably painful to watch at times, profound level of childhood emotional abuse in the name of a religious ideology.
Its interesting to watch it and take the specific religion out of it, and just look at the techniques.
It could be Xenu Camp, it could be any set of beliefs. Its interesting just to watch the techniques.
They are using typical revival methods, and use a hodgepodge of techniques, and also have taken some techniques from some LGAT seminars that they picked up somewhere. Probably at a seminar on how to do seminars.
Pushing young kids into extreme emotional states.
This is a movie about child indocrination, but it also applies to adults.
Anyone interested in anything along the lines of cults need to watch this movie.
Even though they are very crude in their methods, it does show that even crude techniques can work very well indeed.
Heartbreaking and disturbing, but required viewing.
of course its also important to look at the methods used by political opponents in the film.
And on a meta-level, the techniques used by the filmmakers themselves.
So there is at least 3 levels of persuasion to be examined.
The difference with the kids, is that is immersive total indocrination, very similar to the LGAT format of intensive emotional exposure over a 2 week period, and then using media for follow-ups. On top of that many of them are home-schooled, so its a complete indocrination system.
Here are 2 other threads here about this JESUS CAMP.
New Movie "Jesus Camp"
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/04/2008 03:13PM by The Anticult.