Little Kurdistan

Little Kurdistan
Runtime: 11:22

In addition to being the home of hot chicken and country music, Nashville is also home to the largest Kurdish population in North America. Just off of Nolensville Pike on the southern outskirts of Music City lies Little Kurdistan – a thriving community of Kurdish immigrants and new generations of Kurdish-Americans. This upcoming Southern Foodways Alliance documentary film, Little Kurdistan, will premiere at our 2016 summer symposium in Nashville.


Published by ava

Director Ava Lowrey is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts. Since 2005, Ava has been using multimedia to connect with a larger audience and as a means of social activism. As creator of PeaceTakesCourage, millions have viewed Ava’s work and she has been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, CNN, Mother Jones Magazine, and more. As a director Ava has completed multiple short documentaries and screened at festivals across the country. A native of Alexander City, Alabama, Ava’s films often focus on her southern roots, sharing untold stories centered in the American south.