A Girl From Mogadishu

A Girl From Mogadishu & Expert Panel Discussion (UK/Ireland)

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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. Based on the testimony of global FGM activist Ifrah Ahmed, the film is written and directed by Mary McGuckian. 


  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    112 minutes
  • Language
    English, Somali
  • Country
    Ireland, Belgium, Somalia
  • Premiere
    Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019
  • Director
    MARY MCGUCKIAN
  • Screenwriter
    MARY MCGUCKIAN
  • Producer
    MARY MCGUCKIAN, ADRIAN POLITOWSKI
  • Cast
    AJA NAOMI KING, MARTHA CANGO ANTONIO, BARKHAD ABDI, ORLA BRADY, STANLEY TOWNSEND, PAULINE MCLYNN, MARYAM MURSALS