SAFAR Film Festival: The Gravedigger’s Wife

16 July '22 at 6:30 pm - 17 July '22 at 3:30 pm

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, born in Mogadishu 40 years ago, has directed several successful short films, such as The Night Thief in 2017. In addition, he has already made a notable career as a scriptwriter. The Gravedigger’s Wife is his first feature and it premiered in the competition of the Critics Week of Cannes in 2021.

Screening as part of SAFAR Film Festival: The Stories We Tell in Arab Cinema 1-17 July 2022

Screening at Cardiff Chapter Arts Saturday 16 July at 18:30, London Cine Lumiere Saturday 16 July at 18:30 and Manchester Home Sunday 17 July at 15:30.

Come and join us for the festival finale!

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