Fellows & Editors


Jessie Deeter

Fellows Fall 2003
Freelance Video
Sierra Leone

Jessie Deeter is a veteran documentary filmmaker and journalist. She was the Producer of “Who Killed the Electric Car?” She is currently producing “Revenge of the Electric Car,” (www.revengeoftheelectriccar.com) and producing and directing a documentary about breast cancer survivors in the United Arab Emirates.

She recently co-produced and reported “Tapped,”(www.tappedthemovie.com) a feature documentary about bottled water that made its film festival debut in the summer of 2009.

Jessie produced, reported, directed and shot “No More War,” a 22-minute documentary that aired on PBS’ FRONTLINE/World in May 2005. Reviewed positively in the New York Times, “No More War” was submitted for a DuPont award by FRONTLINE. The hour-long version of that documentary, “Taking Guns from Boys,” aired on PBS’ KQED in February, 2007 and had its festival premiere in Milan, Italy. Jessie field-produced “Afghanistan: Hell of a Nation,” a 45- minute documentary on Afghanistan’s Loya Jirga that aired on PBS’ Wide Angle in September, 2004.

In 2003, Jessie traveled to five countries to field produce a documentary for the Asia Foundation’s 50th anniversary. Prior to that, Jessie worked as an associate producer for FRONTLINE/World and FRONTLINE’s “Modern Meat” and “Blackout” documentaries. Her half-hour documentary, “Some They Win,” on Mexican workers at the racetrack, screened in several festivals around the country. Jessie has a Masters of Journalism and International and Area Studies, Middle East focus, from UC Berkeley.


  • Peacekeeping in Sierra Leone

    In Fall 2003, International Reporting Project (IRP) Fellow Jessie Deeter traveled to Liberia and Sierra Leone to examine peacekeeping efforts.

  • Keeping the peace

    I went to Sierra Leone and Liberia in October and November of 2003 on a Pew international journalism fellowship, spending six weeks shooting a documentary film on what it means to be a...

  • Determined U.N. faces steep challenge in pacifying Liberia

    Monrovia, Liberia -- "Small General" was having a bad day. His soldiers lacked the discipline to hold a straight line, and he had just had his burgundy general's beret ripped off his...

  • No more war

    United Nations peacekeepers moved into Liberia in 2003 to help implement a peace deal and make the country secure both for civilians and for the transitional government that was put in place after...

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