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WACO, Texas, Oct. 12, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- As the 2012 presidential race begins to draw public attention, a new film seeks to bring education to the forefront of public debate. 'IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America' (view trailer), a documentary that explores the origins and social impact of America's public school system, will be released on DVD October 18, followed by public screenings in select cities across the US. The controversial film has sparked debate among Christians and atheists over the roles of faith, and government in education.
Recent news coverage has highlighted the controversy of several presidential candidates who will seek to dismantle the US Department of Education if elected, a goal shared by Ronald Reagan but abandoned by the Republican Party in recent years.
"People are starting to wake up to the damaging effects of a government controlled education monopoly," says 'IndoctriNation' co-director, Colin Gunn, a Scotland-born filmmaker living in Texas. He continues, "We now are facing all these problems in America - high taxation, welfare dependency, government debt - and as Christians and conservatives we have to see we can't solve those problems until we solve the public schooling problem."
Gunn, a homeschool father of eight, asserts that school problems go much deeper than Federal involvement in education. Last summer, he took a road trip across the USA in a yellow school bus, along with co-director Joaquin Fernandez and the Gunn family, recording interviews for 'IndoctriNation.' He spoke with teachers, administrators, parents, evangelical leaders, and other whistleblowers who gave insight into the complex political, economic, and moral problems with America's educational system.
'IndoctriNation' has garnered support from Christian ministries and influential leaders. MOVIEGUIDE® founder, Dr. Ted Baehr, gives his endorsement, saying, "'IndoctriNation' is an extremely important movie. Every church in America should show [it]."
"Every Christian parent with a child in a government school should see this," says Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist and FOX News contributor.
John Taylor Gatto, former New York City and New York State Teacher of the Year, has long been an outspoken critic of government schools and is featured in the film. Gatto asks candidly, "Is there an idea more radical in the history of the human race than turning your children over to total strangers who you know nothing about, and having those strangers work on your child's mind?"
Since a large majority of Christian children attend a public school, Gunn will seek to reach their families when the film is shown at screenings sponsored by churches and individuals who are concerned about the effects of public education on today's youth.
Colin Gunn is an award-winning producer, director, and accomplished animator. Originally from Hamilton, Scotland, Gunn is now a US citizen and lives in Waco, Texas with his wife and eight children.
More information about the 'IndoctriNation' film and public screenings can be found at www.indoctrinationmovie.com.
Media interested in interviews with Colin Gunn should contact Gregg Wooding of I Am PR: 972-567-7660/ [email protected]