Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival is marking the United Nations International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), today February 6th, by announcing that it will host the World Premiere of A Girl from Mogadishu at a gala screening at Odeon Point Village (Feb 22nd, 8.30pm). 


This inspiring true story of female empowerment based on the testimony of Ifrah Ahmed written and directed by Mary McGuckian, tells of Ifrah’s astonishing and powerful journey as a refugee from Somalia who emerges as one of the world’s foremost activists for the eradication of FGM/C. Fleeing war-torn Somalia in 2006, she is trafficked to Ireland where she undergoes a traumatic medical examination which reveals the extent of her mutilation as a child. Traumatized by the memory, she turns her experiences into a force for good, emerging as one of the world’s most foremost global activists against FGM/C.


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