Podcast: Interview with Mary McGuckian, Writer / Director of A Girl From Mogadishu.
In this Film Ireland podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to Mary McGuckian, whose film A Girl From Mogadishu is released in cinemas across Ireland.
The film portrays Female Genital Mutilation activist Ifrah Ahmed, who, after fleeing war-torn Somalia in 2006, is trafficked to Ireland. 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 in Ireland, across Europe and finally back in the country of her birth, Somalia.
Podcast: Interview with Mary McGuckian, Writer / Director of A Girl From Mogadishu
A Girl from Mogadishu is in cinemas from 4th December 2020.
Ifrah Foundation Acts to End FGM
A Girl From Mogadishu’s release campaign coincides with the United Nations 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence between International GBV Day November 25th to International Human Rights day December 10th 2020.