Kidnapped for Christ

Every year, thousands of American teenagers are kidnapped from their homes and shipped to Christian reform schools abroad on their parents’ orders. Many of these teenagers are gay or deemed ‘troubled’ and their parents hope these schools, which operate outside of U.S. law, will transform them into ‘healthy Christian adults’.

When young missionary, Kate Logan, learns of one of these schools, Escuela Caribe in the Dominican Republic, she sees the perfect opportunity to make a difference. Knowing nothing of their methods, and hoping to document the positive effects a place like this could have on struggling youth, she is allowed to live on campus for a summer. Once there, Kate discovers the shocking secrets of the behaviour modification program that is being forced upon students. She makes it her mission to free a young man who will change her life.


  • Year: 2014
  • Duration: 85 & 52 MINS
  • Production: KATE LOGAN
  • Director: KATE LOGAN
  • Available Versions: ENG
  • Country of production: USA



  • Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary (Slamdance Film Festival 2014, USA); Special Jury Award for Courageous Investigative Filmmaking (Nashville Film Festival 2014, USA); ; Best Documentary Award (Level Ground Film Fest 2014, France); Portland Film Festival 2014 (USA); Waterfront Film Festival 2014 (USA) ; Frameline Film Festival 2014 (USA); Global Visions Film Festival 2014 (Canada); QFest St Louis 2014 (USA); Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2014 (USA); Phoenix Film Fest 2014 (USA); Boston LGBT Film Festival 2014 (USA); Cleveland International Film Festival 2014 (USA); Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2014 (USA); Message2Man 2015 (Russia).

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