The Gravedigger’s Wife

Directed by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed

Djibouti, Somalia
2021, 82 min

This tender and beautiful love story follows Guled, the gravedigger, who goes to the ends of the earth to save his beloved wife Nasra, who is in desperate need of an operation. He enlists his aimless son Mahad to help his ailing mother. The film covers the range of human resilience in the face of adversity, from family tensions to economic strains, and highlights the undying hope to live and thrive.

Winner of FESPACO’s 2021 Grand Prize for Best Film, this is the first Somali feature to be shown at CFAF.

In Somali with English subtitles.

Friday, February 10, 2023 | 7:00pm
PCC Cascade

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