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Winner of The Cinema for Peace Woman’s Empowerment Award, Berlin Film Festival 2020
“King brings a graceful, forceful intelligence to the role” – Guardian
“★★★★ – one of the most important stories of recent years” – RTÉ.ie
A Girl from Mogadishu is based on the testimony of Ifrah Ahmed, one of the world’s foremost global activists against FGM and gender-based violence.
Fleeing war-torn Somalia in 2006, Ifrah (Aja Naomi King, How To Get Away With Murder) is trafficked to Ireland where, as an asylum-seeking refugee, she undergoes a harrowing medical examination which reveals the extent of her mutilation as a child.
Traumatised by the memory, she turns her experiences into a force for good and begins her campaign to change the story for thousands of women and girls worldwide.
Dir: Mary McGuckian
Cast: Aja Naomi King, Orla Brady, Pauline McLynn
BBFC certification: 15