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Will my parents come to see me
Short Film, AT/DE/SO 2022, Farbe, 28 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2022

Director, Script: Mo Harawe
Cast: Xaliimo Cali Xasan, Shucayb Abdirahman Cabdi, Maxamed Axmed Maxamed, Mohamed Hersi, Geenyada Madaw, Faysal Colaad Muxumed, Guuleed Xasan Saleebaan
Camera: Steven Samy
Editor: Alexander von Piechowski
Location Sound: Mohamed Abdinur Isse
Producers: Mo Harawe, Alexander von Piechowski, Nuux Muuse Birjeeb, Ahmed Farah


An officer accompanies a young man, Farah, through the procedures of Somalian law enforcement. The officer’s expression remains unmoved: routine guards against empathy. In the deliberate conversations smolder issues of care and justice. Farah has been convicted of terrorism. Under the watchful eyes of the officer, the prisoner awaits a visitor—and compassion.

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