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Praying for Armageddon


A political thriller that reveals the power and influence of U.S. fundamentalist Evangelicals, as they aim to fulfill the Armageddon prophecy.
Close-quarters journalism embeds with American believers who prepare for The Holy war and exposes how powerful megachurch pastors call for the ‘final battle’ that they believe will trigger the Second Coming of Christ.
The film highlights the devastating impact religion wields on U.S. foreign policy, uncovering how the Evangelicals fuel the volatile situation in Israel and Palestine – ultimately escalating the spirals of violence in the Middle East, with an aim to destroy our civilization.
Faith-driven politicians embrace Israel as the key to their prophetic vision for the end of days. At any cost.


  • Variety
    A glossy, persuasive and increasingly alarming documentary exposing the influence of the fundamentalist Christian lobby on US politics.
    Jessica Kiang
  • Deadline
    Imagine not only believing the world is coming to an end, but wanting it to happen. Eagerly. Then, take it a step further and imagine people with such a mentality engineering American politics and foreign policy to bring about the very thing they seek — the apocalypse.
    Matthew Carey
  • Screen Daily
    The film raises the alarm about the proportion of American politicians sympathetic to a Doomsday mindset that prefers the idea of conflict in the Middle East to that of a de-escalation of tensions... (it) should serve as a call to arms for common sense.
    Wendy Ide
  • cineuropa
    Watching Tonje Hessen Schei’s latest documentary Praying for Armageddon is, without mincing words, a very disturbing experience
    Davide Abbatescianni
  • POV Magazine
    Praying for Armageddon works best as an introductory lesson on the dangerous influence U.S. evangelicals have on modern politics. The film provides a solid understanding of the power Christian fundamentalists have amassed in their quest to expedite the Second Coming of Christ
    Courtney Small
  • Hye's Musings
    A cohesive and thought provoking film from the editing, music and direction

Festival Participation

  • CPH:DOX (Denmark) - 2023
    Nominee F:ACT Award
  • Gullruten (Norway) - 2024
    Nominee Gullruten Best Documentary Film
  • It's All True - International Documentary Film Festival (Brazil) - 2023
    Nominee It's All True Trophy International Competition: Best Feature or Medium-Length Documentary
  • Festival des Libertés (Belgium) - 2023
    Winner Centre-d'Action-Laique-Prize Best Film
  • Hot Docs (Canada) - 2023
  • Millennium Docs Against Gravity (Poland) - 2023
  • The Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund - 2023

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