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American Baghdad

Glades, 48 years old from Baghdad, Iraq. She was granted asylum to the U.S. in 2007.
Courtesy of Ron Nayor
Glades, 48 years old from Baghdad, Iraq. She was granted asylum to the U.S. in 2007.

Airs Oct. 11, 2016 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

“American Baghdad” is a short documentary profiling Iraqi refugees trying to assimilate into American culture after being displaced from Iraq due to the war. El Cajon, a county in San Diego, has one of the highest concentrations of Iraqi refugees in America. A majority of these refugees are known as Chaldean and are of Christian descent. Many of them fled Iraq after the war broke out in 2003. This is their story.

"American Baghdad" is on Facebook, Instagram, and you can follow @americanbaghdad on Twitter.

Credits: An Atlas Brave production. Creator/Producer: Ron Najor. Screenwriter: Ron Najor and Adam Thomson. Supported by a grant from the Creative Catalyst Fund of the San Diego Foundation, and by Cal Humanities.

American Baghdad

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