The Vavengers Co-Founders Hoda Ali and Mabel Evans 

A Girl From Mogadishu 

Together Films X The Vavengers

The Vavengers believe that Film has the power to speak what is often unspeakable and transform singular experiences into shared action across divided communities. As such, we are excited to announce that we are co-hosting with Together Films to virtually screen A Girl From Mogadishu to work to amplify a survivor’s incredible story of struggle and upliftment.

A Girl from Mogadishu’ is based on the testimony of Ifrah Ahmed. Fleeing war-torn Somalia in 2006, she is trafficked to Ireland where as an asylum-seeking refugee, she undergoes a traumatic medical examination which reveals the extent of her mutilation as a child. Traumatised by the memory, she turns her experiences into a force for good, emerging as one of the world’s most foremost global activists against Female Genital Mutilation.

Watch our co-founders Hoda Ali & Mabel Evans, as they discuss Ifrah’s story,  the power of film and the work of The Vavengers in supporting the 137,000 women in the UK living with FGM. 

Buy your tickets for A Girl From Mogadishu here on VENUE through the Vavengers: