Online Screening: A Girl From Mogadishu15

Online Screening: A Girl From Mogadishu

Info

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  • Fri 26 Feb to Thu 4 Mar
  • 113 minutes
  • Director: Mary McGuckian
  • Cast: Aja Naomi King, Barkhad Abdi, Martha Canga Antonio, Maryam Mursal
  • Ireland/Belgium/Morocco (2019)

Synopsis

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A Girl from Mogadishu is based on the testimony of Ifrah Ahmed.


Fleeing war-torn Somalia in 2006, she is trafficked to Ireland where as an asylum-seeking refugee, she undergoes a traumatic medical examination which reveals the extent of her mutilation as a child.


Traumatized by the memory, she turns her experiences into a force for good, emerging as one of the world’s most foremost global activists against Female Genital Mutilation.




Winner of The Cinema for Peace Woman’s Empowerment Award, Berlin Film Festival 2020


"King brings a graceful, forceful intelligence to the role" – The Guardian


★★★★

"one of the most important stories of recent years" – RTÉ.ie