Jen Marlowe

Jen Marlowe is an author, documentary filmmaker, playwright, journalist, human rights activist, and the founder of Donkeysaddle Projects. Her 2016 play There Is a Field tells the true story of a 17-year old Palestinian citizen of Israel who was killed by Israeli police. Her 2013 book I Am Troy Davis, cowritten with Davis and his sister Martina Davis-Correia, is about an innocent man executed by the state of Georgia. Marlowe is currently producing staged readings of a screenplay based on the book, performed by individuals most impacted by the death penalty and state violence. Marlowe’s documentaries include Remembering the Gaza War (2019), Witness Bahrain (2015) and Darfur Diaries: Message from Home (2006). Her book The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian’s Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker won the 2012 Middle East Monitor’s Palestine Book Award for the best English language book about Palestine.

Prizes, Awards & Fellowships
  • 2019 Fellowship in Cultural Freedom