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Little Kurdistan, USA

The first program in the Next Door Neighbors series, Little Kurdistan, USA looks at Nashville’s Kurdish population, which is the largest in North America. Kurdish refugees first arrived in Nashville in 1976 and have since established a vibrant community here. Little Kurdistan, USA examines how our Kurdish neighbors have adapted to life in Nashville and provides insight into the struggles refugees face as they build new lives in a new home. The documentary also explores what it means to be Kurdish, and reflects on the journey Kurds make as they become Kurdish Americans.


Next Door Neighbors

Little Kurdistan, USA | Next Door Neighbors | NPT

Rating: NR

Our established Kurdish community, the largest in the US, balances traditions.

Production Credits

Will Pedigo
Producer / Writer

Kevin Crane
Executive Producer

Matt Emigh
Editor / Videographer

Shane Roberts
Original Music

Jim DeMarco

Kyle Jones
Original Music

John Pratt

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