This July, NPT held its first Storyteller Boot Camp, where in three days local immigrants and refugees picked a story idea, gathered footage and edited it all into a video destined for the Storytellers blog. Led by NPT producer Will Pedigo (Children’s Health Crisis, Next Door Neighbors, Beautiful Tennessee: Our Scenic Waterways) and production assistant […]
From the official NPT News Department: Scarritt Bennett Center and NPT Invite You to Meet the Cultures of Somalia and Kurdistan That Call Nashville Home Event at Scarritt-Bennett to Use Award-Winning NPT Documentaries to Educate and Enhance Dialogue in the Community NASHVILLE, Tennessee – July 1, 2009 – Scarritt-Bennett Center and Nashville Public Television invite […]
Meran Abdullah was living with his family in the Kurdish village of Ekmole when the chemical attacks waged by Saddam Hussein’s regime began. Mohammed Aziz was visiting his family in Halabja. Both survivors live in Nashville today and tell their stories in interviews shot exclusively for our Next Door Neighbors, Little Kurdistan website.
By Will Pedigo Photos by Erin McInnis Nashville’s Kurds are a significant part of the Kurdish Diaspora, and for some, the community here represents the Kurdish capital of North America. Several events in the past week have kept these Nashvillians riveted to television and internet news reports (nearly everyone in Nashville’s Kurdish community has satellite […]