Accompanying the online screening of A Girl From Mogadishu, winner of the Cinema for Peace Women’s Empowerment Award at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival, the Institut français and RBKC Refugees Welcome Committee hosted a panel discussion with director Mary McGuckian, activist Ifrah Ahmed whose story is the object of the film, and Alaa Kassim (Oxfam Irak). The talk was moderated by Zrinka Bralo (Migrants Organise) and Andrew Standen-Raz (RBKC Refugees Welcome Committee).
The programme was part of Refugee Week, a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity, and resilience of refugees. Through a programme of arts, cultural and educational events alongside media and creative campaigns, Refugee Week brings about positive encounters between communities, helping them to connect and learn from each other, and promoting a culture of welcome.
Ifrah now works to end Female Genital Mutilation in Somalia through the Ifrah Foundation. You can find out more here.
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