This compelling feature length documentary tells the story of American wilderness survival camps for troubled teenagers in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The camps were the brainchild of charismatic US Air Force veteran Steve Cartisano. The concept was simple: rebellious teens would be kidnapped from their beds, with the permission of their parents, and sent on an arduous bootcamp experience in the Utah desert. For some it was the making of them, for others it was a nightmare they would never forget. 

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