Zaman’s Story

From Undocumented in Ireland: Our Stories

Zaman was a columnist and entrepreneur in his home country of Bangladesh. In 2002 he paid several thousand euro to come to Ireland on a valid visa to work for an IT company, but upon arrival in Dublin, he discovered that the company did not exist. In debt and without employment, he became undocumented. Reflecting on the digital storytelling workshop he writes, “I gained confidence in myself through making images, and in telling my story I got inspired.” Since participating in the MRCI Bridging Visa Campaign Zaman has become documented once again. He has been an active member of the MRCI Restaurant Workers Action Group.