Desert Flower

Desert Flower

By Sherry Hormann

  • Genre: Sherry Hormann
  • Release Date: 2009-09-24
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 7min
  • Director: Sherry Hormann
  • Production Company: Backup Media
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 204 Ratings


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 Stevensen (BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM), Anthony Mackie (THE HURT LOCKER, 8 MILE) and Meera Syal (SCOOP). DESERT FLOWER is produced by Peter Hermann with Benjamin Hermann and Danny Krausz serving as co-producers. The cinematographer is Ken Kelsch, and the editor is Clara Fabry.




  • Powerful film

    By katdubb
    This film was powerful, touching and inspiring. Waris dalie went through extreme hardship and yet came out at the top- top model and leading voice against female circumcision. It was beautiful to see her journey and I feel empowered to be a woman and also to speak out against this terrible circumcision in africa. How awful yet she was one of the first to speak out against it. Powerful. Everyone (age appropriate) should see this film. It stunned me. Two things; there are two disturbing scenes. I won't say what it was because I don't want to ruin it but if you are sensitive like me you may want to close your eyes or fast forward.