113 mins – Ireland / Belgium / Morocco 2019 – Dir: Mary McGuckian
Starring: Aja Naomi King, Barkhad Abdi and Martha Canga Antonio
Triskel Arts Centre, in partnership with Eclipse Pictures and Modern Films, presents the opportunity to rent A Girl from Mogadishu online. The film can be rented via the Modern Films VOD service for €9.99.
This powerful and inspiring film is based on the true story of global gender based violence activist, Ifrah Ahmed. It is written and directed by Mary McGuckian.
Fleeing war-torn Somalia in 2006, Ifrah Ahmed is trafficked to Ireland where a traumatic medical examination when seeking asylum reveals the extent of her mutilation as a child. Traumatised by the memory, she channels the experience into a force for change and emerges as a formidable campaigner against Female Genital Mutilation at the highest political echelons in Ireland, across Europe and finally back in the country of her birth, Somalia.