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A pastor holds MMA Fights in his church, raising the question, “Can you love your neighbor as yourself and then punch him in the face?”
Fight Church is mainly the story of Paul, a pastor/fighter who holds MMA style fights in his church. We follow him and several other Christian fighters in a quest to reconcile their faith with a sport that many consider violent and barbaric. Faith is tried and questions are raised. Can you really love your neighbor as yourself and then punch him in the face? The film is being directed by Oscar-winning director, Daniel Junge and his directing partner, Bryan Storkel.
Directors: Daniel Junge (Oscar winner doc short “Saving Face” and nominated “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner”) and Bryan Storkel (“Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians”)
Producers: Eben Kostbar & Joseph McKelheer (“The Hammer,” “Free Samples”)
About the Production:
“Our goal is to tell this entertaining story in a completely objective tone, and to let the story speak for itself. Like the Oscar-nominated Jesus Camp, the film will present these incredibly provocative characters in an objective and often sympathetic light. We will ask the audience to come to their own conclusions about the connections between religion and condoned violence, as well as explore the growing mainstreaming of MMA in the US, and discuss Christianity in our post-modern society.” — Bryan Storkel
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