A Girl From Mogadishu

2020 / Subtitles available

Directed by: Mary McGuckian


Based on the testimony of Ifrah Ahmed, who – having made the extraordinary journey to escape war-torn Somalia – emerged as one of the world’s foremost international activists against Gender Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation.

What we love about this film

Female Genital Mutilation is an unnecessary violence that continues to blight women and young girls around the world. This biographical film shows with real emotion the personal impact the practice has on a woman's life - and the ways in which activism can bring about huge change.

Awards and festivals

In the press

"A Girl from Mogadishu is a film with a message that needs to be shouted from the rooftops."

June Butler

Film Ireland

"It’s certainly a remarkable story, one full of tragedy, adventure, suspense and even moments of joy, especially in the latter half when Ahmed finds a community of friends and allies willing to help her quest."

Leslie Felperin

The Guardian

"A Girl from Mogadishu rings true with good intent and passion, as exemplified in the lead performance."

Musanna Ahmed

The Upcoming

What’s the buzz?

1 year ago

A Girl From Mogadishu | Clare Greenaway

I definitely broadened my horizons on the subject of FGM from this film. A very hard watch at multiple points, but an incredible outcome.

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