WILL MY PARENTS COME TO SEE ME
Fiction | Running Time: 28 minutes
2022 / Somali
Country: Somalia, Austria and Germany
ProducerNuh Musse Berjeeb, Muhamed Bashiir Harawe
CastXaliimo Cali Xasan, Shucayb Abdirahman Cabdi, Maxamed Axmed Maxamed
ScriptwriterMuhamed Bashiir Harawe
The central figure in Harawe's haunting short film is just a boy, but he is one of many boys in the same prison cell, all condemned to death. In inky dark interiors, seen largely in profile, he stays calm as an expressionless court official tells him the procedure for his execution; routine protects these officials from feeling empathy. It's unclear whether he knows what crime he has committed. Will my parents come to see me? he asks.