production Dschungel Wien
concept e coreography Corinne Eckenstein
stage Hawy Rahman
costumes Kareem Aladhami
music Karrar Al Saedi
video Osama Rasheed
project management Jennifer Vogtmann
assistant director Sophie Freimüller
with Ali Reza Askari, Javid Hakim, Ahmad Hazara, Iliya Hosseini, Jasir Karimi, Morteza Mohammadi
From 14 years old
"Freedom is our hope"
Why does a young person tattoo a Kalashnikov on his forearm? Is it an expression of violence? Of masculinity? Or is he a war worshipper? This is where the story begins. For young people growing up between two worlds with different values and cultures, finding their place is not easy. Together with young Afghan and Iraqi men, we examine the conditions under which masculinity is socially constructed. A very personal play about taboo topics such as politics, sexuality and religion and the turmoil of young men who fight against patriarchal structures and expectations.