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“A Girl From Mogadishu” Now On Showtime On Demand
July 16 – July 29, 2020

a girl from mogadishu

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.

The 114-minute film stars Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder) as Ahmed and Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) along with Orla Brady (Picard, Rose Plays Julie) and Somali icon Maryam Mursal. The film boasts an original score by Nitin Sawhney and its title track also features Quiet by Milck, the unofficial anthem of the 2017 USA Women’s March.

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