Sponsored by CityFibre
Director: Mary McGuckian
Starring: Aja Naomi King, Martha Canga Antonio, Barkhad Abdi
Available to stream at home from Friday 4 December
A Girl From Mogadishu sensitively portrays the experiences of Ifrah Ahmed, one of the world’s foremost global activists against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. Inspired by Ifrah’s journey from war-torn Somalia, the absorbing and compassionate film depicts the illiterate 15 year old’s inspirational struggle as she is trafficked from her homeland to Ireland by a smuggler (Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips).
Seeking asylum as a political refugee, Ifrah (Aja Naomi King, How To Get Away With Murder) finds a supportive and welcoming community in Dublin. But she must learn English in order to speak her truth in this new world. As she grows in confidence, Ifrah powerfully turns her traumatic childhood testimony into a force for good and rallies not only local lawmakers but leading institutions around the world to implement changes to end FGM/C forever.
★★★★ “AS HEART-WARMING AS IT IS HEART-BREAKING” Film Threat
“AN EMOTIONAL NUCLEAR EXPLOSION” Sunday Business Post
Stream on demand from Friday 4 December for £9.99. You’ll have 72 hours to watch the film. 50% of the streaming fee goes towards supporting Northampton Filmhouse.
Please note, while A Girl From Mogadishu is listed on our website and we receive a share of the rental fee, the purchasing and rental agreement is between you and the film distributor for the movie.