Tonje Hessen Schei’s film highlights the alarming political influence of American Evangelical Christians and their quest to bring on the Apocalypse.
The world can sometimes feel like it’s imploding. For some fundamentalist Christians, it’s a situation that brings on a particular kind of ecstasy, happy in the belief that Judgement Day is just around the corner. Utilising the investigative journalism of Lee Fang, Praying for Armageddon journeys among church pastors, congressmen and crusading bikers, who all believe we are on the precipice of a holy war. The film also hears from Frank Schaeffer, the expelled son of the pro-life movement, Palestinian journalist Mohamed El Kurd and a Jewish Rabbi taking a stand against radical Christian Zionism. Praying for Armageddon
also details how the Evangelical vote, and a billion-dollar lobby not only impacts US laws regarding abortion, LGBTQ+ rights and gun ownership, but also American foreign policy.