Desert Flower (film)

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Desert Flower
Directed by Sherry Hormann
Produced by Peter Herrmann,[1] Desert Flower Filmproductions, Dor Film Majestic Filmproduktion BSI International Invest Bac Films
Written by Waris Dirie (book)
Sherry Hormann
Smita Bhide
Screenplay by Sherry Hormann (screenwriter)[2]
Smita Bhide (script revision)[3]
Starring Liya Kebede
Sally Hawkins
Craig Parkinson
Music by Martin Todsharow
Cinematography Ken Kelsch
Edited by Clara Fabry
Release date
  • 5 September 2009 (2009-09-05) (Venice Film Festival)
  • 24 September 2009 (2009-09-24) (Germany)
Running time
124 minutes
Country Germany
Language English
Box office $14,631,377[4]

Desert Flower is a 2009 German biographical film directed by Sherry Hormann. It stars Liya Kebede, Sally Hawkins and Craig Parkinson, and is based on the Somali-born model Waris Dirie's autobiography.[5]


Journey of Waris Dirie (played by Liya Kebede) from a nomadic pastoralist background in Somalia to a new life and career in the West as a fashion model and activist against female genital mutilation.[5]



  • Festival de San Sebastián 2009


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