A Portrait of Iraqi Refugees' Assimilation in America
Sep 20, 2016
American Baghdad is a short film that documents the struggles of leaving a homeland behind. In the film, Iraqis speak candidly about the process of becoming refugees in California. It’s a necessary and humanizing portrait: They were displaced due to America’s war in Iraq, and were among the small percentage of those who were granted refugee status and permitted to immigrate. El Cajon, a county in San Diego, has one of the highest concentrations of Iraqi refugees in America, and a majority of these refugees are Chaldean, a Christian minority in Iraq.
To learn more about the film, visit http://americanbaghdad.com/. American Baghdad is produced by Atlas Brave.
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Author: Nadine Ajaka
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