The Gravedigger’s Wife

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

Genre: Drama

Production Details

Director and Writer: Khadar Ahmed
Producers: Robin Boespflug Vonier, Martin Hampel, Misha Jaari and more
Editor: Sebastian Thümler
Cinematographer: Arttu Peltomaa
Music: Andre Matthias
Cast: Omar Abdi, Yasmin Warsame, Kadar Abdoul-Aziz Ibrahim

Technical Details

Length: 1hr 22mins
Language: Somali
Certificate: TBC
Format: TBC


Date: 21st October 2022

Festivals and Awards

  • Critics’ Week (Cannes Film Festival, 2021)
  • Amplify Voices Award (Toronto International Film Festival, 2021)
  • Best Film (African Movie Academy Awards, 2021)