Bristol 2014 The City And Conflict From The First World War To The Present Day

Bristol 2014 is part of the First World War Centenary Partnership

First World War Centenary Partnership Programme

Bristol 2014 is supported by:

Heritage Lottery Fund Arts Council England Bristol City Council Business West Society of Merchant Venturers University of the West of England

It is coordinated by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership.

Kurdistan: Amongst Truth and Dreams by Esam Amin

The Fiery Furnace : scene in the oil refinery, Abadan. Kurd labourers moving a boiler. © IWM (Art.IWM ART 2430)

Esam Amin, of Kurdish background and born in Kurdistan, Iraq, has been in Bristol for almost seven years and is still waiting for a decision on his asylum status which has been an ongoing battle since he arrived. He is a local chef and an activist. He was voted Bristol Happiness Champion in 2013. You can view his digital story HERE.

Esam Amin

Kurds watching Indian Cavalry entering Kannikin during First World War. © IWM (Q 24516)

Types of Kurds at Kannikin, First World War. © IWM (Q 24522)

Kurd labourers at Amara foreshore, First World War. © IWM (Q 24581)

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