Cinema of the world


Director : Kurdwin Ayub
Country : Austria
Language : German,Kurdish
Duration : 88 minutes
Year : 2022
Cinema of the world


Three teenage girls from Vienna twerk in hijab and sing a pop song. A YouTube video of it makes them famous overnight, especially among Kurdish Muslims. Yesmin, the only one of the friends who is Kurdish herself, begins to distance herself more and more from her culture.

Kurdwin Ayub


Kurdwin Ayub was born in Iraq in 1990. She works as a director, screenwriter, and video and performance artist in Vienna, Austria. Studies in Painting and Animation with Christian Ludwig Attersee and Judith Eisler at the University for Applied Arts Vienna from 2008 to 2013. Since 2011, studies in Performing Arts with Carola Dertnig at the University of Fine Arts Vienna.Her shorts have been shown and awarded at numerous international film festivals


– Melina Benli
– Law Wallner
– Maya Wopienka


– Director: Kurdwin Ayub
– Producer: Georg Aschauer, Ulrich Seidl
– Editor: Roland Stöttinger
– Writer: Kurdwin Ayub
– Dop: Enzo Brandner
– Sound: Matz Müller

Awards and Nominations

Berlin International Film Festival 2022
Winner- GWFF (Best First Feature Award)
Trieste Film Festival 2023
Winner- Prize Trieste (Best Feature Film)
Nominee – Seville European Film Festival
2022 (Best Film)