Kurdwin Ayub is an Afghan-German director, writer, and producer. She has been making films since she was a teenager, and is most well known for her feature film, "A Letter to the President." The film premiered at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival and won the Encounters Award.
Ayub was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and moved to Germany with her family at a young age. She has always been passionate about film and storytelling, and was inspired by the works of filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
Ayub enrolled in film school in Munich and began working on her first short film, "Daughters of the Sun" in 2013. The film was inspired by her own experience as an Afghan girl living in Germany. "Daughters of the Sun" won numerous awards, including the German Short Film Prize.
In 2016, Ayub wrote, directed, and produced her first feature film, "A Letter to the President." The film follows a young Afghan girl, Shabana, as she writes a letter to the President of Afghanistan asking for help. The film was praised for its realism and its exploration of the difficulties faced by many Afghan people.
Ayub has also directed several documentaries, including "The Art of Resistance," which explores the experiences of Kurdish women artists in Turkey. She has worked as a script consultant for the German television show "Tatort" and has served as a jury member for the Berlin International Film Festival.
Ayub is passionate about using her work to tell stories that are often overlooked. She is an inspiring filmmaker who is dedicated to creating meaningful and powerful films.