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The Gravedigger’s Wife Introduction

Event/ This screening will be introduced by Dalia Mostafa, Senior Lecturer in Arab Cultural Studies at The University of Manchester.

Film details

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 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? 

Mogadishu-born Finnish filmmaker Khadar Ayderus Ahmed makes his feature debut with The Gravedigger’s Wife, which premiered in competition in Critics’ Week at Cannes Film Festival 2021.