Best of Africa – this Wednesday (1st November)

The Gravedigger’s Wife is a Somali drama directed by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, and winner of Best Film at the African Movie Academy Awards, 2021. The film, set in Djibouti City, offers a rare glimpse into the lives of ordinary people in this East African country. Guled and Nasra are a loving couple, but facing difficult times. Guled is already working hard as a gravedigger to make ends meet but cannot afford the surgery that Nasra needs. As Guled’s desperation grows, he begins to make increasingly dangerous choices. The Gravedigger’s Wife is a powerful and moving film about love, sacrifice, and the human spirit.