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  • Director

    Mary McGuckian

  • Starring

    Aja Naomi King, Martha Canga Antonio, Barkhad Abdi, Orla Brady, Stanley Townsend

  • Run Time

    113 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin

    Ireland, Belgium, Morocco

  • Language

    English, Somali

  • Director of Photography: Michael Lavelle

  • Editor: Sylvie Landra, Mairead McIvor

  • Produced by: Mary McGuckian, Adrian Politowski

  • Music: Nitin Sawhney

  • Screenplay by: Mary McGuckian

  • Production Designer: Emma Pucci

International PREMIERE

A Girl from Mogadishu

Part of the European Perspectives Strand


Writer-director Mary McGuckian’s powerful new film tells the inspiring true story of Ifrah Ahmed. A refugee from war-torn Somalia in 2006, Ifrah is trafficked to Ireland, where a medical exam reveals the extent of her genital mutilation as a child. Tormented by the memory, she becomes a leading international activist against gender-based violence and female genital mutilation. Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder) is striking as Ifrah. [15]

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