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Tiziano Project | 360º Kurdistan

Posted in Good Causes, Photography, Videos by matt on Friday, September 10, 2010

People we meet with are always asking questions about Iraqi Kurdistan, many of which we can’t even answer. 3 weeks just wasn’t enough time in-country to respond to some of our more inquisitive friends and family, so we’d like to introduce you to the Tiziano Project. Here’s their mission statement:

The Tiziano Project provides community members in conflict, post-conflict, and underreported regions with the equipment, training, and affiliations necessary to report their stories and improve their lives.

In short, they equip and train repressed people groups to do micro-journalism. It gives them a voice. And who more repressed and voiceless than the Kurds? My favorite page on their site (and the one you should definitely check out) is their 360º Kurdistan page.

If you’re not browsing it now then you should be.

If you’re already done, then you know that it’s basically an entire web page filled with streamable videos depicting life in Kurdistan. It’s got mini-stories on break dancing, religion, panhandling, knife-sharpening, music and all kinds of other subjects.

Here’s another great video about Iraqi Kurdistan:

So if you’re one of the many people who have asked me about my future home, the clips on this site are a great resource. Check it out, and, if you’re feeling indulgent, check this out the clip below too because it’s just plain cool.

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by tizianoproject and Shivan Sito, Matt Willingham. Matt Willingham said: Newest on the personal #blog: "Tiziano Project | 360º #Kurdistan" from @tizianoproject | Check out our future home: http://ow.ly/2FTEx […]

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