Examine the music and exuberant preaching of prominent religions in southeastern America.
When Amish teens turn 16, they have the opportunity to venture out in the "Devil's Playground" and indulge in 21st-century vices such as drinking and smoking -- a period called "Rumspringa". This documentary tracks 18-year-old Faron's struggle to reconcile his drug addiction with his deeply ingrained desire to live his parents' Amish life.
Explore the ways in which conservative Christian groups have used -- and sometimes exploited -- the Bible to deny human rights to gays and lesbians around the world.
Interviewing both leaders and rank-and-file believers and attending events such as a Christian wrestling match, filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi reveals a vibrant subculture of evangelical Christians whose convictions may surprise and possibly bewilder you.
Go behind the scenes of the Hell House, a multimedia fire-and-brimstone performance designed to give its audiences a glimpse of what awaits those who stray from the path of a strict Christian life.
This Oscar-nominated documentary offers an unfiltered look at a revivalist subculture in which devout Christian youngsters are being primed to deliver the fundamentalist community's religious and political messages.
There are seven million Jehovah's Witnesses in 230 countries worldwide. Despite their 130-plus-year history, this Christian group is still often derided and misunderstood. Knocking reveals how they have impacted society in key ways other than the spreading of their faith.
This documentary follows members of the World Missions for Christ Church in Washington D.C. as they work to fulfill their dreams of a better life. Standing at the helm of his tiny storefront black church is the unflappable Pastor Bobby Perkins, who has his missionary work cut out in a setting that's teeming with drugs, violence and homelessness.
This film covers 200 years of African-American Christian music, using performance footage, audio, photos and interviews to document the history and power of gospel music.
Connected by the Internet and an unshakable belief in their cause, a tight-knit group of extreme pro-life activists -- all members of the Army of God -- have turned to violence to abolish abortion. The documentary examines several soldiers involved in the ongoing "battle", including Paul Hill, who committed the 1993 murders of two abortion clinic workers in Florida.
This film explores the lives of evangelical Christians who believe that Armageddon is imminent and that Israel will be the site of Christ's second coming. It follows evangelicals' preparations for the apocalypse and examines how their beliefs have influenced the U.S. government's relationships with Israel and the Muslim world.
This PBS documentary takes you into Amish communities and dwellings and offers up fascinating re-creations of historic Amish homes. Interviews with community members shed light on their protected culture and religion and underscore the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle.
Leonard and Marjorie Chretien were loyal Jehovah's Witnesses for decades, and in 1975, they waited expectantly for the end of the world. When Armageddon didn't come, they questioned the Watchtower Society leadership.