From Gateway for Africa – Theatre



12:00 pm - 12:00 pm


The Tricycle


TRICYCLE CINEMABox office: 020 7328 1000Online:£8.50 (adult) / £7.50 (concession)

We warmly invite you to a charity screening of ‘Through the Fire’, a documentary made in Hargeisa and Mogadishu that tells the stories of three iconic Somali women. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Edna Adan Ismail, former First Lady, Somaliland Foreign Minister and founder and director of the Edna Adan Hospital.

Funds generated through ticket sales will be donated to the three organisations supported: the Edna Adan Hospital, Dr Hawa Abdi Foundation and Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre.


‘Through the Fire’ shows a side of Somalia and Somaliland beyond the familiar reports of piracy, conflict and famine. It gives an intimate account of the life and work of three Somali women, Edna Adan Ismail, Dr Hawa Abdi and Ilwad Elman, who have each led groundbreaking humanitarian initiatives that have sustained their communities for years. In the face of incredible obstacles, these women have worked tirelessly to spearhead efforts towards peace and renewal, laying foundations for health, education and social infrastructure.