Will My Parents Come to See Me

What would he like for his last meal, the female prison guard wants to know. “Meat and a Coke”, the young inmate replies. Familiar with the prescribed procedures, she accompanies him through his final day. It is a difficult walk, towards the inevitable. “Will my parents come to see me?” he asks quietly.
by Mo Harawe
with Xaliimo Cali Xasan, Shucayb Abdirahman Cabdi, Maxamed Axmed Maxamed, Mohamed Hirsi, Geenyada Madaw, Faysal Colaad Muxumed, Guuleed Xasan Saleebaan
Germany / Austria / Somalia 2022 Somali 28’ Colour, 2K DCP World premiere

With

  • Xaliimo Cali Xasan (Hodan)
  • Shucayb Abdirahman Cabdi (Farah)
  • Maxamed Axmed Maxamed (Boqor)
  • Mohamed Hirsi (Imam)
  • Geenyada Madaw (Geenyo)
  • Faysal Colaad Muxumed (Xiirane)
  • Guuleed Xasan Saleebaan (Alifle)

Crew

Written and Directed byMo Harawe
CinematographySteven Samy
EditingAlexander von Piechowski
SoundMohamed Abdinur Isse
MusicAbwaan Xuseen Aw-Faarax
ProducersMo Harawe, Alexander von Piechowski, Nuh Musse Birjeeb, Ahmed Farah

Produced by

Mo Harawe

Alexander von Piechowski

Nuh Musse Birjeeb

Mo Harawe

Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, he discovered his passion for cinema while attending a school of arts in his home country. Since 2009, he has lived in Austria. He is currently studying visual communication and filmmaking and has made short films which have screened and won awards at international film festivals. He also works as a feature film scriptwriter, winning the 2021 Thomas Pluch Screenwriting Prize for his script for Life on the Horn.

Filmography

2014 The Other Side; short film 2015 Identity 2016 One Last Moment; short film 2018 The Story of the Polar Bear that Went to Africa; short film 2019 1947; short film 2020 Life on the Horn; short film 2022 Will My Parents Come to See Me; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022