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A Girl From Mogadishu to release in Irish cinemas on April 3rd
06 Feb 2020 : Nathan Griffin
A Girl From Mogadishu
On United Nations International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6th February 2020, Eclipse Pictures has announced the release of Mary McGuckian’s A Girl From Mogadishu in Irish cinemas from 3 April 2020.

Supported by Screen Ireland, the award-winning Irish film has already picked up two Audience Awards, one Jury Award and is nominated for the Cinema for Peace Foundation awards to be held at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival.

Based on the testimony of global FGM activist Ifrah Ahmed, the film 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.  Traumatized 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.

A Girl from Mogadishu stars Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder, Birth of a Nation) as global FGM/C activist Ifrah Ahmed, Martha Cango Antonio (Black) and Barkhad Abdi (Blade Runner, Eye of the Storm, Captain Phillips), Orla Brady (Picard, Rose Plays Julie) as well as Somali icon, Maryam Mursal with an original score by Nitin Sawhney and featuring Quiet by Milck.

A Girl From Mogadishu will be released in Ireland on April 3rd, 2020




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