National Geographic : 2011 Apr
Stealing away across the Somali desert at only 13 years old to escape an arranged marriage, Waris Dirie begins an odyssey that takes her from scrubbing floors in London to walking the fashion runways of Paris. At last she arrives in New York City, where, as a United Nations special ambassador, she speaks out against ritual mutilation---from which she'd suffered in secret since girlhood. This incredible true story has inspired women worldwide. Go to desertflower-movie.com or facebook.com/desertflowermovie to find out more. The extraordinary true storyof the woman who crossedadesert and changed the world. desert flower Based on the best-selling book by WARIS DIRIE and CATHLEEN MILLER A film by SHERRY HORMANN OPENS IN THEATERS MARCH 18 Scan with your smart phone to watch the trailer. Go to your app store for a QR code reader.