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Wednesday, August 27 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Kidnapped for Christ

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When young missionary Kate Logan hears about Escuela Caribe, a small Christian boarding school that bills itself as a rehabilitation center for troubled teens, she sees the opportunity to make a difference. Hoping to document the positive effects a place like this could have on struggling youth, she is allowed to stay and film on campus in the Dominican Republic for a summer. Once there, Kate discovers the shocking truth of what is really going on at this remote reform school. She hears stories of kids being taken by force in the middle of the night, rumors of physical abuse, and witnesses staff imposing arbitrary and degrading punishments on the young students.  

Kate begins to realize that she has stumbled upon a much scarier story than she originally thought. This is solidified when she meets David, who was sent to the program shortly after coming out to his parents. David has been unable to communicate with anyone in the outside world since he was forcibly taken in the middle of the night by people his parents hired to transport him to the school. David begs Kate to find a way to tell his friends back home in Colorado what happened to him. He slips her a letter intended for his best friend. The letter reveals the realities this once promising honor student has been subjected to because of his sexual orientation. Kate is determined to help at least one student escape. The struggles she faced to secure David’s freedom reveal just how far Escuela Caribe will go to prevent their students from leaving. The journey will test Kate's faith in ways she could never imagine.

DIRECTOR: Kate S. Logan
PRODUCERS: Yada Zamora, Kate S. Logan, Paul A. Levin
MUSIC: Joseph S. Debeasi



Kate Logan

Director, "Kidnapped for Christ"
Kate S. Logan recently wrapped her debut documentary, Kidnapped For Christ, which won the Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival and will air on Showtime in July 2014. Logan, who has a propensity for filming in gritty locations, is now gearing... Read More →

Cast & Crew

Paul A. Levin, Producer

Born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, Paul has led a storied career in over 20 years of filmmaking. Beginning at CBS Entertainment, Paul was fortunate enough to work on a number of Emmy and Peabody Award-winning projects. Paul left CBS and began a journey that would have him... Read More →

Wednesday August 27, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Mission Theater 1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209
  5x5  Activism  Documentary Feature  LGBTQ  Portland Premiere  Religion

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