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 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 ‘We don’t Celebrate Christmas’ in 2014 and ‘The Night Thief’ in 2017. In addition, he has already made a notable career as a scriptwriter. ‘The Gravedigger’s Wife’ is Ahmed’s first feature and it was developed at the Cinéfondation Residence in 2015.