"Flower of the Desert" - a book and the eponymous film
"Flower of the Desert" - a film that was filmed in 2009year on the book of the same name. The model, actress, public figure decided to reveal the truth about what is really happening to women in her home country. You will learn all this from Waris Diri. "Flower of the Desert" is an autobiographical book about the life of a little girl, and in the future - a world-famous model that was born in Somalia in 1965 in a nomadic family. Uoris warmly talks about his family, and especially about the mother. The girl's parents had 12 children. In the desert are very harsh conditions - it's hard to get food, but about water and generally you do not have to dream, because you can wait for it sometimes for several months. Therefore, only six children remained alive, and among them - a flower of the desert, Waris.
When the girl was 5 years old, she underwentcruel ceremony of female circumcision, which forever changed her life. After that, the girl came to herself for a long time, but even now she confesses that she could not get either physical or moral healing.
According to the laws of the desert, girls were givenearly, and it was a great success to give the daughter for the rich, because as a payment for his wife he could provide a comfortable existence for her family for a long time. At the age of 13, Waris had to flee the family. She was afraid to be married to an old man, who gave her father 5 camels as payment. For a long time wandering through the desert, suffering from thirst and hunger, the girl finally gets to the city where her sister lives. Waris began to live with her, practicing her bread helping her around the house.
Later, without getting along with her sister, the girl becameTo serve in the house of their own aunts, after which a very influential relative took her to London, so that Waris would help his wife to cope with domestic duties. She got into this city with the help of forged documents, which indicated that she was not 13, but 18 years old. At the uncle the girl has worked the whole 4 years. When Waris was 16 years old, she was noticed by a photographer named Malcolm Fairchild, who suggested that she become a model. Thinking that in this way he wants to get something from her, the girl refused. The photographer repeatedly offered her this work, and even came to her aunt, but was refused. Therefore, they will be able to work together only after 2 years, when she still decides to accept his proposal. Two months later, Waris was invited to cast for the Crawford model agency, after which they were not only accepted into the basic composition of the models, but also given the first order - filming for the Pirelli calendar. After the conclusion of the treaty, Waris, who previously lived in a hostel with students and retired people and worked as a cleaner at McDonald's, began to receive 500 pounds for every day of filming. After this contract, the girl starred in the film about James Bond. But, contrary to the first successes, the career has come a lull. Waris was left without a livelihood and was threatened with deportation to Somalia. She dreamed of providing the mother with a comfortable old age, so the return was not part of her plans. The girl makes a fictitious marriage with an American named Nigel. In the US, it was a success. She received many orders and cooperated with well-known companies. Gradually, her face began to appear more often on the covers of fashion magazines, which brought her world fame. After a while, Waris again came to Somalia, and she managed to see her mother. The book "The Flower of the Desert" describes all the emotions that the main character experienced when she met her mother.
Once, wandering into a jazz bar, she met thereHis love - drummer Dana, for whom she later married. After a while, the couple had a son named Aliki, which means "mighty lion".
"Flower of the Desert" - a book that strikes itssincerity and piercing. This is the story of the hard way of a strong woman who has found happiness, but has not been able to heal a mental wound. Later, the book "The Flower of the Desert" was filmed so that people could see what is happening in some countries, and struggled with it.