A girl from Mogadishu

Feature film
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Biopic
Drama
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100min
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English

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Minority
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Synopsis

‘Be the voice, not the victim’ - Ifrah Ahmed ‘A Girl from Mogadishu’ is based on the testimony of Ifrah Ahmed. Brought up in a refugee camp, she escaped war-torn Somalia in 2006 with traffickers paid to travel her to the United States. They dump her in Ireland, where as a recently arrived refugee, she undergoes a traumatic medical examination which reveals the extent of her mutilation as a child. Traumatized by the memory, she turns the experience into a force for good, emerging as one of the world’s most foremost global activists against FGM/C. 

‘Silence may be the rust on the razor that threatened to cut my throat, but it was not my tongue they cut.’

 

Direction
Mary Mc Guckian (IE)
Production (BE)
Casting
Aja Naomi King (US)
Martha Canga Antonio (BE)
Barkhad Abdi (US)
Maryam Mursal (SO)
Brussels technicians
Brussels based companies
Release date
May 2019
Fund sessions
2017
April
Amount invested by the fund
€150000
Percentage of total budget
2.31%
Number of total shooting days in Brussels
9
Number of total shooting days
26
Trailer
Pictures
Direction
Mary Mc Guckian (IE)
Production (BE)
Release date
May 2019
Amount invested by the fund
€150000
Percentage of total budget
2.31%
Status
Released