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 - South 69

June 8, 2020

“I have graduated from the electrical field of Baghdad’s Technical Institute. I was supposed to be employed in Erbil, but I transferred to Sulaimani where I worked for two years. One day I went to the Great Mosque of Sulaimani after work, it was the Iran- Iraq war then. They were gathering a civil force, I didn’t know. They caught me and asked ‘What do you do?’ I told them I am an employee and showed them my ID. They told me ‘ Get in!’ They had a two-door bus. I got in from the front door and got out from the back door and ran away without turning back. I was too scared to even go home for two days, I didn’t know what to do. I bought a taxi and started working until 1990, after that I came here and started something else, repairing electric devices. I liked this job because I had studied electricity, and it has now been almost 21 years that I have been doing this job.”