International Competition

Holy Wars

Stephen Marshall
Screening time  
28.02. / Ponedjeljak, 22:00 - 00:00 Dvorana 2  
01.03. / Utorak, 16:00 - 18:00 Dvorana 5  
05.03. / Subota, 20:00 - 22:00 Dvorana 4  
Touching down in four hotbeds of religious fundamentalism – Pakistan, Lebanon, UK, and heartland America – Holy Wars goes behind the scenes of the 1400-year-old conflict between Islam and Christianity.

The film follows a danger-seeking Christian missionary and a radical Muslim Irish 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.

Stephen Marshall

Stephen Marshall is a writer and award-winning filmmaker. Since co-founding Guerrilla News Network Marshall, he has directed more than 15 shorts, including the Sundance Award-winning, ‘Crack the CIA’, as well as controversial music videos for Beastie Boys, Eminem and 50 Cent. His feature documentary, ‘BattleGround: 21 Days on the Empire’s Edge’ won the Silver Hugo for Best Documentary at the 2004 Chicago International Film Festival. ‘This Revolution’, his first narrative feature starring Rosario Dawson, premiered at Sundance 2005. Over the span of his career, he has traveled and worked in more than 50 countries.

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Holy Wars

2010, 84', color, video

Directed by:
Stephen Marshall

Screenplay by:
Stephen Marshall

Nathan Crooker, Stephen Marshall

Edited by:
Dan Swietlik, Jay Nelson, Tina Nguyen

Asche & Spencer

Brian Beletic, Brian Carmody, Lisa Kawamoto Hsu, Allison Kunzman, Patrick Milling Smith

Produced by:
Smuggler, Revolutiontheory Pictures