Released: February 2019
Country: Ireland and Belgium
Director: Mary McGuckian
Producers: Mary McGuckian and Adrian Politowski
Lead Actors: Aja Naomi King, Martha Canga Antonio, Barkhad Abdi
A Girl from Mogadishu is a true story inspired by the life and work of Irish activist Ifrah Ahmed. The film follows Ifrah from childhood in a refugee camp in Somalia where she was born and subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to Ireland where she is trafficked a teenager and is eventually given political asylum. She then goes on to become one of the world’s foremost international activists against gender-based violence.
CCOI reviewed the script for accuracy with regard to references to the United Nations and provided feedback to the production, in addition to securing legal permission for the production to use the UN name and emblem in the film.
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