Humans of Kurdistan
The "Humans Of Kurdistan" project aims to present the cultural diversity of the country. A look at the faces but also the stories that lie behind each of them.
Humans of Kurdistan - West 02

July 16, 2020

“Parkour is not very popular in Rojava, that is why I am constantly faced with questions and surprise when I carry it out in public places.
I became familiar with this sport through the French movie (District 13) when I was 8. My love for the protagonist and that sport stayed in me, but I couldn’t do those moves. When I turned 16, I wanted to reach my goal and started watching Youtube videos, repeating all the movies immediately. I uploaded the first video on my Youtube channel in 2015. My family and friends really liked it, to the point where my friends were pressuring me to teach them, but due to the risk involved with the moves, they didn’t continue.
I have been injured many times when I play, that is why my family decided to prohibit me from playing. So for a while, I practiced secretly. I had plans to open a club specifically for that sport, but war prevented that.”