Desert Flower (Somalia: 2009)

Director

Sherry Hormann

Cast list

Soraya Omar-Scego Young Waris
Idriss Abdillahi Houfaneh Old Man
Awa Saïd Darar Amina
Roun Daher Aïnan Waris' Mother
Osman Aden Dalieg Waris' Father
Liya Kebede Waris Dirie
Sally Hawkins Marylin
Meera Syal Pushpa Patel
Anna Hilgedieck Girl in Shower
Lucrezia Phantazia Girl in Boardinghouse
Craig Parkinson Neil
Matthew Kaufman Fastfood Manager (as Matt Kaufman)
Timothy Spall Terry Donaldson
Prashant Prabhakar Kami
Anthony Mackie Harold Jackson
Tim Seyfi Simon
Teresa Churcher Nurse Anne
William de Coverly Doctor
Mahamed Mohamoud Egueh Amal
Daher Obsieh Aouled Mister Galool
Mohamed Abdi Dahler Truck Driver
Mardilla Saíd Djama Waris' Grandmother
Fardouza Moussa Egueh Aunt Aisha
Eckart Friz Spike
Michele Thevenet Make Up Artist
Juliet Stevenson Lucinda
Matthias Ransberger Casting Assistant
Eric Carter Photographer
Kaltoun Hassan Aunt Marium
Addo Sabrie Ambassador
Emma Kay Immigration Officer
Nigel Betts Home Office Detective
Melanie Roberson Room Mate
Anastasia Hille Journalist
Safa Idriss Nour Little Waris
Dahabo Ali Kidar Midgaan
Robert Robalino Cafe Owner
Nick Raio Truck Driver New York
James Allan Model Agent's Assistant
Gavin Blackburn Photographer's Assistant
Elli European Man (uncredited)
Grace Meurisse Francis Chav (uncredited)
Chris Wilson Embassy Official (uncredited)
Andrew Yiallouros Supporting Artist (uncredited)

Credits

Martin Bruce-Clayton ... co-producer
Waris Dirie ... co-producer
Manfred Fritsch ... line producer: Dor Film
Gerhard Hegele ... co-producer / line producer
Peter Heilrath ... associate producer
Benjamin Herrmann ... co-producer
Peter Herrmann ... producer
Hans-Wolfgang Jurgan ... co-producer
David P. Kelly ... co-producer
Danny Krausz ... co-producer
Ulrike Ladenbauer ... in-house producer: Dor Film
Roch Lener ... co-producer
Sigrid Narjes ... associate producer
Bruno Pardigon ... service producer: Djibouti
Bettina Reitz ... co-producer
Sabine Schenk ... line producer: New York
Til Schweiger ... co-producer
Barbara Seiller ... co-producer
Hubert von Spreti ... co-producer
Susann Willmore ... producer: BSI International Invest

 

Synopsis

The autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 3, sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation (FGM).

Reviews

Costa, Diego. "Desert Flower | Film Review | Slant Magazine." Slant Magazine. N.p., 11 Mar. 2011. Web. 03 Dec. 2014. <http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/desert-flower>.