Shot over a three-year period in America, Britain, Lebanon, and Pakistan, Holy Wars follows a danger-seeking Christian missionary and a radical Irish Muslim convert, both of whom believe in an apocalyptic battle, after which their religion will ultimately rule the world. Tracking their lives from the onset of the “War on Terror” through the election of Barack Obama, Holy Wars shows that even the most radical of believers can be transformed by our changing world.
Holy Wars was edited by Dan Swietlik (Inconvenient Truth, SiCKO) and is currently touring festivals. The critically-acclaimed film has been selected for competition at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals, including AFI/Discovery Silverdocs and IDFA. Variety‘s Justin Chang wrote, “[Marshall’s] cool, agnostic approach effectively modulates the intense battle of wills that develops between the uniquely compelling subjects.” Moviefone chose it as “one of the best documentaries of 2010.” The film was produced in association with Smuggler.
The Gen We campaign was launched just before the 2008 US election. This was the first version to be released and had a cumulative of over 5 million views on Vimeo, YouTube, and a few other video sharing portals.
The Gen We campaign was launched just before the 2008 US election. This was the second version to be released.
Commissioned by the Fetzer Institute, this short tells the story of the courageous Kenyan peacebuilders who saved their country from descending into genocide during the 2008 election crisis.
Commissioned by the Christensen Fund, this short film about traditional farmers in Ethiopia’s Gamo highlands who are facing challenges from American churches and biotech companies has toured world festivals and ultimately forced the Gates Foundation to change its African agricultural policies.
Conceived as a low-budget, hi-impact verite thriller for the political set, This Revolution, was developed, written, cast, shot (on 24P DV) and edited in 100 days, just in time for the 2005 Sundance deadline, where it premiered. It was acquired by Screen Media/Universal and Sundance Channel for home video and tv, respectively.
In late 2003, two filmmakers from the Sundance award-winning Guerrilla News Network spent three weeks on the frontlines of the simmering guerrilla war in Iraq, gathering intelligence, dodging bullets, and capturing the untold stories of what has become the world’s most covered, and misunderstood, conflict. (Winner: Silver Hugo, Chicago International FF)
One of GNN’s most popular videos of all time, this post-911 release was edited from 30 hours of television footage recorded in the days and weeks after the tragedy.