This project is about the everyday life in the “Kurdish Community Center” in North London. Most of the Kurds, in this community, comes from Turkey. They were really open and friendly and they totally understood my purpose.
My idea was to investigate their double identity: how they consider themselves and their life. Kurdish people who lives in Turkey are trapped in a country that hardly recognize their features and therefore they are often forced to emigrate in other countries to find a better life. Despite this, they love their homeland.
March is a month particularly important for the Kurdish community, since they celebrate the Newroz. According to the legend, the holiday is in remembrance of the deliverance of the Kurds from a tyrant. This is another way of demonstrating support for the Kurdish cause and for their own identity as well. Newroz usually take place the 21st of March and coincides with the spring equinox.