Listening Project

Conversation between father and son, Jalal and Salwan, about Jalal's experience of growing up in Baghdad and then moving to Belfast.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    BBC Blackstaff House, Belfast

  • Interviewees

    Cartwright-Shamoon, Jalal, 1953- (male, Doctor/Medical Researcher), Cartwright-Shamoon, Salwan, 1993- (male, Music Student)

  • Producers

    BBC Radio Ulster

  • Recordist

    Garrett, Conor

  • Abstract

    Salwan and Jalal talk about Jalal's upbringing in Baghdad, the differences in culture between Baghdad and Belfast and the meaning of Salwan's Arabic name. Jalal describes leaving Iraq and how he feels he is on a mission in his education, career and life.

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    The Listening Project conversations collectively form a picture of our lives and relationships today. Recordings were made by BBC producers of people sharing an intimate conversation, lasting up to an hour and on a topic of the speakers' choice.

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    Photograph of participants

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