Holy Wars (film)
|Directed by||Stephen Marshall|
Aaron D. Taylor,
Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad Fostok
Holy Wars is mostly filmed from the perspective of two missionaries, Khalid Kelly and Aaron Taylor. The film takes a look at the religious fundamentalism in Pakistan, Lebanon, United Kingdom, and the United States as well as the decades long conflict between Islam and Christianity. The film features several interviews, including one with author Sam Harris.
Reception and awards
Bloomberg and Indie Wire both positively reviewed the film, with Indie Wire stating that " "HolyWars" provides nuanced characters that provoke discussion and self-reflection." The film has also received a positive review from Variety, writing that the film was "a poignant, disturbing reminder of how lonely, and dangerous, the righter-than-thou road can be". Christianity Today called the film "riveting", saying that "what's also fascinating is the journey behind those journeys". The Orlando Sentinel's Roger Moore gave the film 2 1/2 stars, stating "Marshall tries to balance his film with two equally unbending and potentially violent fanatics. He doesn’t."
|Kansas International Film Festival 2010||Best Documentary||Won|
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- Finding Faith in the 'Holy Wars' Christianity Today
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