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Her story touched the hearts of millions: Waris Dirie's book DESERT FLOWER, which recounts her incredible journey from an African nomad to an international top model, became a worldwide bestseller with more than 11 million copies sold. This is the inspiring story of an extraordinary, proud and brave woman. Director and screenwriter Sherry Hormann (Father's Day) and producer and Oscar ® winner Peter Herrmann (Nowhere In Africa) have adapted Dirie's autobiography for the screen: a modern fairy tale of dazzling glamour and archaic rituals, full of vitality, emotional depth and enormous compassion. Top model and actress Liya Kebede shines in the main role alongside an ensemble of brilliant actors including Silver Bear and Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky), Timothy Spall (Harry Potter, Secrets and Lies), Craig Parkinson (Control), Juliet Stevenson (Bend It Like Beckham), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker, 8 Mile) and Meera Syal (Scoop).
International supermodel, actress and philanthropist Liya Kebede stars in the title role of Sherry Hormann's DESERT FLOWER. Her past film credits include Andrew Niccol's Lord of War, starring Nicolas Cage and Bridget Moynahan (2006), and in Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd, starring Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie (2007).See all Editorial Reviews
America looks so much better when seen through the eyes of foreign oppression.Published 6 months ago by Princess
I have the books available for my high school medical science class and was excited to have the movie available to use in the classroom. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a good movie, another good movie similar to "I am Slave," if you haven't seen it...you should purchase it because a good portion of the movie was deleted off online... Read morePublished 8 months ago by K. Baker
A true, compelling film about the rise of African super model, Waris Dirie, and her crusade against the hideous practice of female genital castration. Read morePublished 8 months ago by C. J.