A Girl from Mogadishu

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Synopsis

A true story, based on the life story of multi-award-winning Irish-Somali FGM campaigner Ifrah Ahmed, the film opens with a harrowing escape, as 17-year-old Ifrah flees war-torn Somalia, evading smugglers and traffickers to seek asylum in Ireland. Traumatized by the revelation of her FGM during a routine medical examination, she vows to dedicate her life to ending the practice. Learning English at record speed, she quickly emerges as a powerful speaker determined to legislate against it in Ireland and beyond. Her campaign takes her back to Somalia where she finally confronts her family for condoning the cultural practice of ‘cutting.’ Invoking the power of testimony to strengthen, heal and channel change underpins this hopeful film about one woman’s determination to save all young girls at risk of FGM. Stars Aja Naomi King (How To Get Away With Murder)

Cast

  • Aja Naomi King
  • Barkhad Abdi
  • Martha Canga Antonio
  • Luke Spencer Roberts
  • Orla Brady
  • Maryam Mursal
  • Stanley Townsend
  • Pauline McLynn
  • Hamse Abdi
  • Hussein Abdi

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