Avidly interested in promoting arts and education, Marla Mossman is an international filmmaker, photographer and artist. Since 1996 she has traveled extensively documenting the human condition.
Marla is the Founder and Director of the Peace Caravan Project that documents the places of historical and religious significance along ancient Silk Road and other trade routes.
In 2006 she was awarded a fiscal sponsorship with the New York Foundation for the Arts and through NYFA, the Peace Caravan Project has operated as a non-profit organization.
Marla Mossman produced and directed the short documentary film that she photographed in 2010 and 11 during her excursion on the Northern and Southern portions of the Chinese Silk Road. The film is titled Peace Caravan: Journey Along the Silk Road Xinjiang Province, China is about the disappearing culture of the Uyghurs who resides in this remote region of far western China.
Marla recently returned from Uganda. She traveled there to film and photograph the origins of the ancient trade routes at the source of the Nile River. While there she documented an infer-faith community of coffee farmers and exporters living in peaceful co-existence. This film, KAWOMERA: Plant, Pray, Partner for Peace has just been awarded the 2014 Best Documentary Short at the NY/LA International Film Festival.
In 2005 Marla Mossman traveled to Afghanistan to work with the Ministers from the Department of Transportation and the Department of Education in Kabul and Bamiyan Province. She was the first foreigner and woman to visit Waras, a remote part of Central Afghanistan, traveling on horseback, with donkey and mules.
Marla believes that there is a global need for openness and cultural exchange to help gain the mutual respect and cooperation necessary for World Peace. The Peace Caravan Project endeavors to inform and inspire others to achieve understanding, tolerance and acceptance. Through her journey traveling alone, Marla sets an example to the people that she meets on the road.
Through her photography exhibitions, lecures and multimedia presentations, books and documentary films, she generates her passion to her audiences here at home. Marla Mossman’s motto is; “Trust is the currency of the solo traveler.”