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Channel Zero (Originally Published in the Queen’s Alumni Review)

In Business, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 25, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Stephen Marshall Traveled Around the World for a Video Magazine - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Stephen Marshall Traveled Around the World for a Video Magazine - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

By Mary Luz Mejia and Donna Kakonge

He’s been dubbed “guerrilla film maker,” “boy wonder” and “video artist” – titles he doesn’t seem to mind and takes in stride as he charges toward the goal: “to establish and alternative universe to that of broadcast television.”

Equipped with a super hi-8 palmcorder, Stephen Marshall did just that. From a crack house in Belize to the streets of Thailand people from all walks of life shared their stories with the inquisitive young man behind the camera.

Marshall, a Queen’s arts ’91 graduate who majored in philosophy has set out to live his belief that “life is about experiences.” Traveling the world has provided him with an interactive education of sorts. Part of that education included probing the overtly racist minds of some neo-Nazis in Slovenia. As a Jew, Marshall admits he was afraid, but that he walked away thinking “at least they’re honest.”

Not everyone he met in his travels was scary. A beautiful little boy named Hope in South Africa shared his feelings of forgiveness about his country with Marshall.

Traveling around the world and meeting enlightening people was not just about becoming more culturally aware. It was and is about Channel Zero – that alternative universe to mainstream television. In more specific terms, Channel Zero is an advertisement free quarterly video magazine that you can’t tune into – rather you have to buy it.

Channel Zero is meant to promote “participatory viewership.”

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