Ten-year-old AYSHA, a small rebellious girl wearing a full-body veil, and her eleven-year-old sister are put to a religious test in a backyard in Rojava in Syria by a covered woman. However, the strongheaded Aysha is struggling with identity and secrets, and takes a stand.
Official Trailer: https://vimeo.com/560547692
Cengiz Akaygün lives in Stuttgart and has worked as a director and screenwriter since 2012. So far he has made five short films that have received multiple awards worldwide. In 2020 he was nominated twice for the Human Rights Film Award in Germany.
2014 Free Monkeys
2016/2019 Der Barbier
2018 Der Mandarinenbaum
2021 Tesbih - Die Gebetskette