McGuire is a journalist with many years experience
in Indonesia. He first went in 1984 to study
the Javanese Shadow Puppet theater, and has
written a book and Master’s thesis on
the subject. He speaks Indonesian and Javanese.
He’s also practiced Ashtanga yoga for
20 years, and studied in India with Sri Pattabhi
Jois. Beginning in 1996 he immersed himself
in the world of Balian - Balinese traditional
healer/shaman, and is completing a documentary
on the subject.
got his start in documentary as an editor
on the Academy Award-winning feature documentary
"The Panama Deception". He won a
Soros-Sundance grant for "Crash Course"”a
documentary on the 1998 upheaval in Indonesia.
He has worked as a Foreign Correspondent for
ABC News and as a Producer/Cameraman for New
York Times Television, the Discovery Channel,
The Learning Channel, PBS, ABC News and as
Boston field producer for Al Jazeera and Good