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.
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.