The Iraqi-American Dream

By Claire Jeantet & Fabrice Catérini | March 19, 2014

Eleven years after the Iraq war broke out on our TV screens, more than 100,000 Iraqis have taken shelter in the U.S as refugees, sometimes after years of waiting in Syria or elsewhere in the Middle East. In Lowell, Mass., cradle of the Industrial Revolution, three Iraqis who arrived over the course of the last decade share their stories.

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Claire Jeantet and Fabrice Catérini are French photojournalists and filmmakers. They co-founded Inediz, a production company dedicated to multimedia documentaries and in-depth storytelling, and co-directed the interactive documentary My Beloved Enemy, a project exploring the intimate consequences of the Iraq war trough the life of Iraqi refugees settled across the U.S. You can follow them on Twitter @Inediz and Facebook.

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