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Shivan Sito

Shivan has spent the majority of his life in Erbil and works at the Media Center, which is building capacity for local media outlets.

Shivan works primarily as a graphic designer and is an aspiring photographer. He hopes the workshop will help him build upon his photography and video skills so he can pursue independent projects in the future.

"I would like to make documentaries about problems which are pandemic in Kurdistan region, like children working and honor killings. Also, it would be nice to make documentaries also about Kurdish traditions, ancient places and new aspects of Kurdish society in the last decade."

Recent Reports

No Friends but the Mountains: Life of the Kurdish Nomad

By Shivan Sito on Aug 11, 2010 | No Comments

A nomadic Kurdish family raises sheep near the Iranian border, where their pastoral lifestyle is threatened by continued violence.

Remembering: Fear and Hope, Erbil in Early 2003

By Shivan Sito on Jul 30, 2010 | No Comments

In March 2003, as the Iraq war loomed, people in Erbil were concerned that the war might extend to the city. Nawzad Tayib was one of the thousands that fled the city a few days before the start of the war.

A Photographic Tour of the Erbil Bazaar

By Shivan Sito on Jul 15, 2010 | No Comments

A photographic tour of the city's biggest bazaar.

5 Questions for a Musician in Iraqi Kurdistan

By Shivan Sito on Jul 4, 2010 | No Comments

An instrument repairman explains why music is sacred to him.

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