Biola University student Kate Logan went to the Dominican Republic to make a movie about a troubled teen center. But once in Jarabacoa she discovered teens had been kidnapped at the behest of their parents to attend a school where they'd undergo behavior modification and anti-gay therapy. Thus, the theme of Logan's documentary changed, something she'll talk about at a panel discussion in Long Beach Saturday night before Kidnapped for Christ screens.
Logan, whose Kidnapped for Christ is now a Showtime film, will be joined on the panel by Dwayne Walker, California coordinator for Human, Earth, Animal Liberation (HEAL), a Seattle-based organization that exposes institutional abuse throughout the nation. As Logan talks about her experiences filming, Walker will discuss how HEAL's Teen Liberty Campaign is helping to shut down programs like the one the filmmaker exposed.
The panel discussion begins at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Center, 2017 E. 4th St., Long Beach, and Kidnapped for Christ starts 9 p.m. across the way at the Art Theater, 2025 E. 4th St. Tickets are $11.
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