Desert Flower

Desert Flower

Desert Flower

True-story drama about Somalian-born Waris Dirie (played by Liya Kebede, also a model), who became one of the world's most sought-after fashion models. Born into a family of goat-hearding nomads, Waris' path would take her from the northeast African deserts to the world's most prestigious fashion runways. Stars a raft of Britain's best, including Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins and Craig Parkinson.

At the height of her career, Waris revealed she was a childhood victim of genital mutilation. Her story unleashed a wave of controversey and she dedicated her life to fighting the barbaric tradition. See the Waris Dirie Foundation website for more info.

2009Rating: R16, contains violence, sexual themes & content that may disturb120 minsUK, Germany, AustriaEnglish, Somali and French with English subtitles
BiographyDrama
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what a life !

The true life-story of Waris Dirie ... and what a life story. As a film a lot things were not really to my liking but it is secondary to the story being told, which is really the point of this film. An amazing true story ... take your teenage daughter to it and she might just stop complaining for a day or two.

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deeply moving and powerful

I loved this movie. Great movie for all women to see - to celebrate and embrace womanhood and our sisterhood. Beautifully filmed and has a very moving soundtrack. I cried and cried.,,,good tears though. If you enjoy real life stories about the human spirit triumphing over major adversity through sheer strength of spirit, then this is the movie for you....

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UNEASY

How do you begin to think on this, commenting is well..words fail me. A powerful struggle by a what the western culture would term the most underpriviledge human beings on the planet. God, what we think we know about life and living. Out of extreme circumstances comes a true soul with a great might of willpower. How does a 13yrs old understand strength of...

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what a life !

The true life-story of Waris Dirie ... and what a life story. As a film a lot things were not really to my liking but it is secondary to the story being told, which is really the point of this film. An amazing true story ... take your teenage daughter to it and she might just stop complaining for a day or two.

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deeply moving and powerful

I loved this movie. Great movie for all women to see - to celebrate and embrace womanhood and our sisterhood. Beautifully filmed and has a very moving soundtrack. I cried and cried.,,,good tears though. If you enjoy real life stories about the human spirit triumphing over major adversity through sheer strength of spirit, then this is the movie for you....

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UNEASY

How do you begin to think on this, commenting is well..words fail me. A powerful struggle by a what the western culture would term the most underpriviledge human beings on the planet. God, what we think we know about life and living. Out of extreme circumstances comes a true soul with a great might of willpower. How does a 13yrs old understand strength of...

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