Raw Faith

Directed by Peter Wiedensmith

Year: 2010
Running Time: 92
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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Raw Faith

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Marilyn Sewell

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Produced by Jim Driscoll, Ashley MacEachern (Executive Producer) , Neil Kopp, Jane Buchan and Scott MacEachern (Executive Producer)
Composed by Sheryl Crow
Cinematographer Peter Wiedensmith
Directed by Peter Wiedensmith


RAW FAITH is an intimate and revealing documentary that follows two years in the private life of Marilyn Sewell, an outspoken and socially progressive Unitarian minister who has re-energized her Portland community.

While serving a community that relies on her for wisdom and advice (on both personal and ethical issues), Marilyn struggles quietly with decisions about her own future. As she seeks to reconcile the commitments of her profession with a longing for intimacy and love, childhood memories of mental illness and alcoholism come back to the surface and must be dealt with before she can move forward.

As Marilyn’s life unfolds in front of the camera (in real time), she shares her journey with remarkable candor, humor and increasing wisdom, ultimately leading her to an unexpected revelation of faith and love in all of its guises.

"...it's refreshing to see a documentary about a normal grown-up who is struggling with problems of life and love, just as so many invisible others do." - The New York Times

"Raw Faith is as pared as Sewell's sermons, as there doesn't seem to be a misplaced or gratuitous moment in the entire film...one of the most emotionally accurate and empathetic documentaries I've seen in years." - Slant Magazine

"Shining an intimate light on an individual in order to reveal greater truths about life and the world, Raw Faith focuses on progressive-minded Portland, Oregon, Unitarian minister Marilyn Sewell..."- The Village Voice

"At long last a vibrant, emotionally rich, relevant, and timely documentary about a progressive Unitarian Universalist minister and the challenges she faces in her public and private lives." - Spirituality and Practice

"...as holistic a portrait of religious devotion and engagement as exists in recent memory, and an achingly, profoundly moving snapshot of how the human experience is meant to be shared." - Brent Simon

  • 2010 NPT Human Spirit Winner - Nashville Film Festival

    Official Selection - Nashville Film Festival

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