International Shorts

Will My Parents Come to See Me

Austria, Germany, Somalia
2022 — 28' / Color



Somalia. A policewoman sits in her parked car. After a while, she gets out, puts on her service cap, and enters the prison. There, decisive hours have dawned for young Farah. Organizational machinery starts up around him. Farah is examined by a doctor, instructed by the bailiff, and looked after by an imam. Farah is waiting for his parents to visit.
“How are you?” is the question everyone asks him that day. Each time, “Good” is his concise answer. Only when the policewoman takes Farah out of town the next morning does the unspeakable become a painful reality.

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Director Biography

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.

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Mo Harawe


Ahmed Farah

Alexander von Piechowski

Mo Harawe

Nuux Muuse Birjeeb


Steven Samy


Alexander von Piechowski


Mohamed Abdinur Isse


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