The Grave Digger’s Wife

Friday 21th October

Guled and Nasra are a loving couple, living in the outskirts of Djibouti city with their teenage son, Mahad. They are facing difficult times: Nasra urgently needs an expensive surgery to treat a chronic kidney disease. Guled is already working hard as a gravedigger to make ends meet: how can they find the money to save Nasra and keep the family together?

 

Finnish writer-director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed’s first feature film, shot in 21 days with a cast of first-time feature actors. “

Somalia’s Oscar submission is a moving, sometimes quietly biting study of a medically and financially troubled family in crisis.” Variety

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