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Next Door Neighbors | Egyptians

Next Door Neighbors: Egyptians is the sixth installment in Nashville Public Television’s award winning
Next Door Neighbors series. Today an estimated 12,000 Egyptians call Nashville home. Much of the community came to the city through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as the DV Lottery. Unlike Nashville’s many refugee communities, Lottery recipients choose to come to the US, leaving their former lives for the hope of better opportunities for themselves and future generations. For newly arrived Egyptians facing the struggle of adjustment, the question remains, is the sacrifice – trading one life for another - worth it.


Next Door Neighbors

Egyptians | Next Door Neighbors | NPT

Rating: NR

In Nashville for 20-plus years, part of Nashville’s Egyptians came to build Opryland.

Production Credits

Will Pedigo
Producer / Writer

Paul Mojonnier

Matt Emigh
Editor / Videographer

Kevin Crane
Executive Producer

Soraya Salam
Associate Producer

Shane Roberts
Original Music

Jim DeMarco

Kyle Jones
Original Music

Next Door Neighbors was made possible by the support of
Nissan Foundation
The HCA Foundation
Corporation for Public Broadcasting