WHO’S IN IT?

Aja Naomi King (The Birth of a Nation), Martha Canga Antonio (Black), Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Luke Spencer Roberts (The Package), Maryam Mursal (film debut), Ken Ndiaye (Fallow), Maggie O’Kane (film debut), Niall Buggy (The Libertine)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Mary McGuckian (Inconceivable), director, writer, producer, editor; Adrian Politowski (Deep), producer; Nitin Sawhney (Breathe), composer; Michael Lavelle (Float Like a Butterfly), cinematographer; Sylvie Landra (The Fifth Element) and Mairead McIvor (Eamon), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In 2006, Ifrah Ahmed (King) flees war-torn Somalia and seeks asylum in Ireland, where a medical examination reveals the full extent of her traumatising mutilation as a child. Determined to not let her experiences define her, she becomes a formidable campaigner against Female Genital Mutilation…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The powerful story of Somali activist Ifrah Ahmed is documented in a new biographical drama that also highlights the severe human rights violations that people – particularly women – face in their own society.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 4TH DECEMBER 2020 (IN CINEMAS AND ON DIGITAL)

 

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