Geedka nolosha

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Geedka nolosha
Directed by Abdulkadir Ahmed Said
Produced by Jubba Enterprises/Somali Film Agency
Written by Abdulkadir Ahmed Said
Release date
  • 1988 (1988)
Running time
23 minutes
Country Somalia
Language Somali

Geedka nolosha (1988), or The Tree of Life, is a short film from Somali writer and director Abdulkadir Ahmed Said. In 1988, it won the Prize of the City of Torino in the Best Film - International Short Film Competition category at the Torino International Festival of Young Cinema.


In a small town, a nomad cuts down a tree he needs to use. However, he accidentally chops down the wrong tree, felling the tree that sustains life itself. When the latter tree falls, all life disappears. The nomad then finds himself in the middle of a desert that he does not recognize, and he tries to work his way out of it. During this particular quest, he comes across a small tree that is in the process of dying and opts instead to save this one.[1]


Geedka nolosha was shot on 16 mm film.[1]


  1. ^ a b Association, p.407


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