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Interview with Filmmakers Miguel Angel Soria and Peter Alkatib

Miguel-Angel Soria is the co-producer and editor of the award-winning feature length documentary, Chaldean Voices. He was born in Tijuana, Mexico and immigrated to San Diego, California. He is an Emmy-nominated producer (NATAS-PSW) and a founding member of the Taco Shop Poets, whose work was featured on both HBO and PBS. Currently, he is the Director of Educational Content Development for Lifelong Learning Administration Corporation, a national nonprofit educational services organization.

Peter Alkatib is a co-director and co-producer of the award-winning feature length documentary, Chaldean Voices. Peter was born in Baghdad, Iraq and immigrated to the United States at a young age with his family. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of California, San Diego and will earn a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University at the end of 2021. Peter is dedicated to the promotion and civic involvement of the Chaldean American community in San Diego, CA and, for nearly a decade, he has worked to provide socioeconomically disadvantaged youth and young adults equal opportunities for education and employment.

Chaldean Voices, the documentary – Over the past 10-15 years, thousands of Chaldeans have fled Iraq and the Middle East seeking refuge in the United States. Over the past 30 years, over 40,000 Chaldeans reside in the City of El Cajon. This local documentary chronicles the experience of several Chaldean high school students as they assimilate to life in the United States. Aired: 09/01/15