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Desert Flower [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

4.1 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Virgil Films and Entertainment
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004Z6N7HS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,665 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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This most excellent film tells the story of Waris Dirie, a very brave, clever and stunningly beautiful woman from Somalia, who rose from most humble origins to become a top model, a UN ambassador and a famous human rights activist.

Waris Dirie was born in a family of nomads in Somalia, probably in 1965. At the age of 3 she was victim of female genital mutilation (FGM) a barbarian practice still widespread in many countries in Northern and Eastern Africa. At age 13 she was given in marriage to a 60 years old neighbor - refusing this match she escaped and walked for nine days through the desert until she reached the house of her grandmother in Mogadishu. Rejected by her parents, she was ultimately send as a maid (in fact a slave) for the family of a Somali diplomat living in London. Very badly treated and working only for food, shelter and some old clothes she spend there six years almost never leaving the embassy and not even allowed to watch TV. When in 1985 the family she worked for had to leave Great Britain, she stayed behind, as homeless illegal immigrant. She finally managed to find a janitorial job in a McDonalds and it was there than in 1986 a famous photograph Terence Donovan discovered her, when she was cleaning the floor next to his table...

What followed was a great career of top model, a couple of small movie roles (including in a James Bond movie), the writing of a bestselling autobiography and finally the launching of the first worldwide campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM), a barbarian custom NOT LINKED with any religion, which probably originated in Ancient Egypt at least 3000 years ago, long before the appearance of both Christianism and Islam (and maybe even predating Judaism).
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This is not the sellers fault but mine. I thought it had English subtitlesbut it doesn't so I couldnt show it to the FGM meeting. One would expect an English made film to be in English but you cant buy one.
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Extremly powerful
A very digestable film with humour great acting and stunning cinimatography
And such a powerful message about the reality of FGM
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Such an emotive movie whilst obtaining an element of comedy. I would highly recommend this to those interested in female genital cutting.
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brilliant movie and touching story, the book is even better. Recommend it.
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A must watch for all. I read the book first.
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