Lake of Fire



Lake of Fire is a documentary directed by Tony Kaye (American History X) that looks at the issue of abortion. Both the pro-life and pro-choice sides of the issue are delved into.

Who is the Audience for This Movie?

Viewers who have strong opinions about abortion or viewers who want to look at both sides of the issue.


WOW was the first thing I said after I finished this movie and I think that one word sums it pretty well. This is in no way a feel good movie, it is the type of movie that makes you question your stance on a topic and lingers in head for days.

Lake of Fire took Tony Kaye 15 years to complete and is made up of a mix of old footage and stunning high quality footage. The footage used that is grainy/older looking fits with the time periods they were shot and when shots are perfectly focused/crafted they give a intentional in your face contrast. It is a hard balancing act to mix video sources but Kaye managed to switch between footage sources in ways that were very impressive.

The entire movie is done in high contrast black & white which adds a great visual experience to what could have been a boring looking documentary. This is a powerful movie and the ending needs to be seen.

If I had to say something bad about it I would say that it felt a little too long, that’s about it.

Should You Watch This Movie?

Lake of Fire is the perfect example of a balanced documentary and gives the viewer an eye opening look at the issue of abortion.

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Cinematic Value


Technical Value


  • +It's very effective
  • +Doesn't shy away from anything
  • +Hits you right in the feels


  • -Could polarize some viewers