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A GIRL FROM MOGADISHU Screening- Silver Spring MD, USA

February 29, 2020 @ 4:30 pm 6:30 pm

Where: Solas Nua's Capital Irish Film Festival at the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre and Cultural Center 
8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD.
For tickets, go to solasnua.org/CIFF

Writer-director Mary McGuckian’s powerful docudrama tells the inspiring true story of Irish-Somali activist 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. (Note adapted from the Edinburgh International Film Festival.) Winner, Audience Award, World Cinema Independent, 2019 Mill Valley Film Festival. DIR/SCR/PROD Mary McGuckian; PROD Adrian Politowski. Ireland/Belgium, 2019, color, 105 min. NOT RATED.

The screening will be followed by a discussion of FGM and refugees with the film’s director, Mary McGuckian