Thanks to our screening partner access>CINEMA and Modern Films glór is delighted to present a summer season of online films for you to enjoy at home. You can rent this title up until June 30th and can view for 48 hours from time of purchase.
A Girl from Mogadishu | A Film by Mary McGuckian
Drama | English | 112 min | Cert TBC
This inspiring drama of female empowerment is based on the testimony of Ifrah Ahmed, Female Genital Mutilation activist. Fleeing a forced marriage in war-torn Somalia in 2006, Ifrah (Aja Naomi King) is trafficked to Ireland where a medical examination when seeking asylum reveals the extent of her injuries as a child. Traumatised by the memory, she channels the experience into a force for change. With support from her friend Amala (Martha Canga Antonio), and Irish politicians Emer and Joe Costello (Orla Brady and Stanley Townsend), and against opposition from community leaders, religious men and members of her own family, she emerges as a formidable campaigner against FGM at the highest political levels.
Writer/director Mary McGuckian’s dramatisation of this extraordinary story focuses much-needed attention on the scale and barbarity of FGM while finding hope in the power of individuals to empower, speak out, and effect change. The film won the Cinema for Peace Woman’s Empowerment Award at the Berlin Film Festival.
If you rent this film directly, you will get the opportunity to support glór who will receive 50% of the rental fee. This donation will directly support glór’s future film programme. Simply use the code Glor in the discount code box during the purchase process.
access>CINEMA at Home provides a virtual cinema experience that allows glór to bring a new or recent film digitally to their audiences.
access>CINEMA at Home also aims to support independent cinema by returning some of the proceeds from screenings back to the participating film clubs and arts centres presenting the chosen films.
While purchasing, please use the code Glor in the discount box to donate part of the film rental proceeds to glór and therefore support glór as a champion of independent cinema.