Monday, March 14, 2011
Women's History Month: Waris Dirie--Film Tracks Woman's Path from Desert Nomad to Supermodel Activist
VOAVideo: Film Tracks Woman's Path from Desert Nomad to Supermodel Activist
The life of former supermodel Waris Dirie, who was born into a nomadic Somali clan in 1965, sounds like fiction. A goatherd by age six who cared for her family's animals, Dirie ran away at 13 when she was about to be sold into marriage. That was the start of a remarkable journey, dramatized in the feature film "Desert Flower," based on Dirie's autobiography.