Programs Film at The Africa Center presents The Gravediggers Wife


  • Date:
    Feb 15, 2024
  • End Date:
    Feb 15, 2024
  • Time:
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location:
    The Africa Center
    1280 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029
    United States (map)

Film at The Africa Center presents The Gravedigger’s Wife


Tuesday, February 15th, 2024 | 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Doors open at 6:00PM; Film begins at 7:00PM
 Runtime – 1 hour 22 minutes
The Africa Center at Aliko Dangote Hall
1280 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029 United States (map)

*Events are free and open to all, due to space constraints registration is requested.

Join us at The Africa Center on Tuesday, February 15th at 7:00PM ET for Film at The Africa Center screening of The Gravedigger’s Wife.

The Gravedigger’s Wife follows Guled and Nasra, a loving couple, living in the outskirts of Djibouti with their teenage son Mahad. The film is a  poetic romance which centers on a family facing impossible loss, and the lengths one man will go for his beloved.

In partnership with the African Film Festival, Film at The Africa Center will host a series showcasing a selection of films by emerging African filmmakers. These films will reflect a range of genres, themes, and visual styles, allowing audiences to experience the vibrant tapestry of African cinema.

About the Director

Finnish writer-director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, born in Mogadishu 40 years ago, has directed several successful short films, such as 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.

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