Solas Nua
Saturday, February 29
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

The Capital Irish Film Festival presents
with director Q&A

Saturday, February 29 4.30pm
A Girl from Mogadishu featuring Q&A with director Mary McGuckian, Natacha
Stevanovic, Senior Research Officer, the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University and Djessou Kouyate, Senior Project Officer, Inter-African Committee-USA.
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. Winner, Audience Award, World Cinema Independent, 2019 Mill Valley Film Festival. 113 Minutes.
The Capital Irish Film Festival runs February 27 - March 1. View the Full Line-Up.


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