"CHALDEAN VOICES: SEEKING PEACE AND OPPORTUNITY IN EL CAJON" AIRS AUG. 14 AT 1 PM ON KPBS

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East County News Service

Photo: Chrestin, Salwan, and Sinan pray at St. Peter’s Chaldean American Church in El Cajon, California.

July 14, 2016 (El Cajon) - In light of the conflict in the Middle East and drastic increase in hostility and persecution over the past 10-15 years, thousands of Chaldeans have fled Iraq and are now seeking refuge in the United States. Over the past 30 years, they have arrived impoverished and traumatized; and, today, over 40,000 Chaldeans reside in the city of El Cajon, California.

This documentary chronicles the experience of several Chaldean high school students as they assimilate to life in the U.S. and exercise their right to become civically engaged in their community.

Duration: 1:26:20

"Chaldean Voices" is on FacebookInstagram, and you can follow @ChaldeanVoices on Twitter.

Watch the trailer here.