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Interview with Sherry Hormann who directed the film "Desert Flower"

In this edition of Madrid Live, we wish to raise awareness about Female Genital Mutilation by focusing on the true story of Somali nomad Waris Dirie who walked hundreds of miles across the desert when she was 13 to escape from an arranged marriage. Years later, when she was a supermodel, she revealed she’d suffered genital mutilation when she was only five. Since then, she’s dedicated her life to fighting this ritual. Waris Dirie wrote her autobiography a few years ago and a film’s been made of the book. It’s called “Desert Flower” and it recently came out on DVD. In this show, we hear from Waris herself, and Sherry Hormann who directed the film.

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