A Revolution in Four Seasons

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A Revolution in Four Seasons

The story of secular journalist Emna and Islamist Parliament member Jawhara, two women with opposing political views who fight for their different versions of a democratic future for Tunisia, the country that kicked off the Arab Spring revolutions. Over the course of the film, the women mature from young idealists to adults with responsibilities who must make difficult choices. Their process mirrors the larger changes in their country, which—in deep contrast to many of its neighbors—is on the way to its first democratic presidential election.

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Q&A filmmaker Jessie Deeter

Q&A filmmaker Jessie Deeter

Monday, Oct. 17 2016, 7:30

Jessie Deeter is a veteran journalist and documentary producer and director. Films she has produced and directed have premiered at the Sundance, IDFA, SXSW and Tribeca film festivals, been broadcast on PBS's Frontline and Independent Lens, been shown in front of the United States Congress and have been used in classrooms across America. Jessie is the producer of Who Killed the Electric Car? (Sony Pictures Classics, 2006) and she coproduced Revenge of the Electric Car. Jessie's producing and directing credits also include Death by Fire, which opened PBS's Frontline season in 2010 and, most recently, Spark: A Burning Man Story, which debuted at SXSW in 2013. Her debut film Taking Guns from Boys (2007) was an intimate look at UN Force Commander Daniel Opande's disarmament of Liberia after the fall of Charles Taylor. From December 2011 through September 2012, Jessie was a Fulbright Scholar in Oman, Morocco and Tunisia, where she began work on A Revolution in Four Seasons, a documentary about the Tunisian revolution through the eyes of two Tunisian women on opposite ends of the political spectrum. Jessie holds two Masters degrees from UC Berkeley, was a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco (1994-1996). She lives in Piedmont, California, with her husband and three children.

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This film is part of the Global Watch: Crisis, Culture & Human Rights series.