With self-righteous religious conservatism flooding the airways, Peter Wiedensmith’s unassuming docu on Unitarian minister Marilyn Sewell sounds a welcome, unabashedly humanistic note. Read the full review.
- Ronnie Scheib
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. Read the full review.
- Nick Schager
As holistic a portrait of religious devotion and engagement as exists in recent memory… a film of utterly sincere uplift. Read the full review.
- Brent Simon
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. Read the full review.
- Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
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. Read the full review.
- Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
Part personal documentary and part doc-as-tribute, Raw Faith needed a true star to work at all. She’s found in Marilyn Sewell, a sixty-something Unitarian minister. Read the full review.
- Marsha McCreadie
Film Journal International
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. Read the full review.
- Chuck Bowen