Watch my Guam Documentary Now!

Jessica Peterson

A year in the making and I’m proud to say I finished my first documentary film. “American Soil, Chamorro Soul” made its world premiere on April 29, 2016 at a film festival on Guam. The doc was well-received and I felt a tremendous sense of accomplishment and relief to have finished it, even through the gruelling process that was post-production!

The best part? You can stream and download the film on Vimeo now! Of course, you can also buy the DVD, which has deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

A lot of people have asked what my next project is and, indie filmmakers can relate, the emotional energy I poured into this project needs a recharge. I’m taking some “time off” (I don’t really know how not to work) and traveling the U.S. to see friends, family, and national parks. I would love to work on another documentary perhaps later in the later.

I’ve got some exciting projects and travel coming up that I can’t wait to tell you about! All in good time.

I’d love to hear your feedback on the film, so leave comments here or on the Vimeo page.

Watch now!

#ChamorroFilm

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Jessica Peterson is a travel filmmaker, photographer, and journalist. She released her first documentary film about indigenous culture on Guam in 2016, after having lived nearly 7 years on the Pacific island. Jessica is currently on the Great American Roadtrip in her Airstream trailer.
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  • Peter

    Fantastic Danielle and many thanks!!

  • Lauren Mantanona

    That documentary may have been well received but your travel guide write up is poor facade of your attitudes towards Chamorros and Guam in general. Also you don’t have a good reputation among locals you worked with there. Sell all your DVDs and have fun wearing culture as a costume at your next white person burning man/Joshua tree/ Bali yoga retreat but leave your superiority complex behind. Don’t know if that’s possible literally hundreds of slighty, condescending blog posts later.