Somalia selects ‘The Gravedigger’s Wife’ as first ever Oscar submission

Somalia selects ‘The Gravedigger’s Wife’ as first ever Oscar submission
Other African submissions so far include Nabil Ayouch’s Casablanca Beats for Morocco.

Finnish-Somali filmmaker Khadar Ayderus Ahmed’s The Gravedigger’s Wife, which world premiered in Cannes Critics’ Week in July, has been selected as Somalia’s first-ever Oscar submission for the 2022 Academy Awards.

Set in Djibouti City in the Horn of Africa, the drama stars Finnish-Somali actor Omar Abdi as a gravedigger on a quest to raise the money for the kidney transplant desperately needed by his beloved wife, played by Canadian-Somali model and actress Yasmin Warsame.

The film’s selection for consideration in the best international film category
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