A Girl From Mogadishu, winner of the Cinema for Peace Women’s Empowerment Award at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival, is based on the true story of global gender based violence activist Ifrah Ahmed. After its July 15 premier, the film is now available on Showtime On Demand, which is available for free to Showtime subscribers.
Ahmed fled war-torn Somalia in 2006 for the United States, but she was trafficked to Dublin, Ireland where she applied for asylum. A traumatic medical examination revealed the extent of her mutilation as a child. Traumatized by the memory, she channeled the experience into a force for change and emerged as a formidable campaigner against female genital mutilation at the highest political echelons in Ireland, Europe, and globally.