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The Gravedigger's Wife + Q&A (12A)

30 October

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


This screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer/director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed and actor Omar Abdi, hosted by Somali-born, Glasgow-based photographer and curator Najma Abukar.

Winner of Best Film at the African Movie Academy Awards, Khadar Ayderus Ahmed’s The Gravedigger’s Wife is set in Djibouti City, where Guled (Omar Abdi) works hard to support his wife and son. The deaths of others provide him with a living as a digger of graves. His wife Nasra (Yasmin Warsame) has an infected kidney. Life-saving surgery is possible but the cost is extortionate, so Guled embarks on an epic quest to try and raise the money. An involving, suspense-filled tale of survival that culminates into a celebration of love and family.

Charming and wistful without ever feeling maudlin, The Gravedigger's Wife is a beautiful love letter to the power of family.

The Gravedigger's Wife standard screenings

Can't make the Q&A? You can catch our standard screenings of The Gravedigger's Wife from Friday 28 - Monday 31 October.

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  • Director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed
  • Cast Omar Abdi, Yasmin Warsame, Kadar Abdoul-Aziz Ibrahim
  • Country Finland/Germany/France/Somalia/Qatar
  • Year of Production 2021
  • Language Somali with English subtitles
  • Running Time 1h23m
  • Certificate 12A
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