K.H.


As Interviewed by Margaret Praderas, March 17, 2013
"In Iran, we were on ourway to becoming a stable country, but after the Iranian Revolution, things started to go backwards."
K.H.

Introductory Profile: About K.H.

The person I am interviewing is K.H.. I interviewed him on his experiences and thoughts with the Iranian Revolution. This interview was very touching and life- changing. It was also depressing at times. Something in the interview that really stood out was the impact on him (and many others) from the Revolution. K.H. moved to the United States mainly because of it.

K.H. was born in Tehran, Iran in 1969. He is usually a very serious person, but can have a whole new personality once you meet him Ė joyful, humorous, and willing to try new things. He is also a great cook, serving unique Iranian dishes. K.H. was originally considered to be upper-middle class. After the Revolution, he went down to middle-class because the government was not treating his father fairly, making him get paid less. His cousinís husband went to jail, and was later executed, for having different political views. The police or government would shoot people demonstrating in the Iranian Revolution, some of these people included his cousins.

The tone of my interviewee was pretty relaxed and, at times, serious. However, the mood of the story K.H. was telling was very terrifying, unfair, and depressing. For example, when he talks about leaving his close family to live in the United States with his aunt. I would never want to leave my mom and dad forever! K.H. didnít show his feelings very much, but I could tell it was a very hard time for him.

The Iranian revolution was very rough and disconsolate. You would think everyone would just move to other places, such as the U.S., but itís actually quite an expensive transition. Luckily, my interviewee could afford it. He would probably feel miserable if he were still living in Iran. I had a great time listening to K.H.'sunique story, even though it was sad.