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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.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    82 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Somalia, Djibouti
  • Director
    Khadar Ayderus Ahmed
  • Screenwriter
    Khadar Ayderus Ahmed
  • Producer
    Thanassis Karathanos, Stéphane Parthenay, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, Martin Hampel, Robin Boespflug-Vonier, Risto Nikkilä
  • Cast
    Omar Abdi, Yasmin Warsame, Kadar Adboul-Aziz Ibrahim
  • Cinematographer
    Arttu Peltomaa
  • Editor
    Sebastian Thümler
  • Production Design
    Antti Nikkinen
  • Composer
    André Matthias