Written on the 30 July 2011 by An Exclusive Invitation by Rachel Quilty
From the Somali Desert to the
You’re invited to the EXCLUSIVE SCREENING of ‘Desert Flower’. With only 200 tickets available, this is the only time in Australia you will see the big screen adaptation of Waris Dirie’s Desert Flower.
When Supermodel Waris Dirie’s DESERT FLOWER book appeared in 1998, the world was shocked. Based on her book the movie tells the inspirational true story of Waris Dirie’s life from the Somali Desert to the catwalks of Europe. At age 5 Waris underwent Female Circumcision (FGM), at age 12 it was arranged for her to marry at 60 year old man, Waris escaped finding her way to London.In New York, at the peak of her career, she tells in an interview of the practice of female genital mutilation that she had to suffer. In 2000, Supermodel Waris Dirie decided to end her life as a runway model and dedicate her life to fighting this archaic ritual. Join Waris Dirie fight FGM.Watch movie preview.
Purchase a ticket to this special screening or donate your ticket price today.
Important Note: The movie has been approved for special released in Brisbane to support the Worldvision’s Maternal Child health program on FGM after Worldvision’s corporate affinity partner Lynelle Hills elected to champion this insidious cause shrouded in stigma and secrecy.
Showing the only proposed Australian screeningof Desert Rose to support the Fund Raising event is the iconic Palace Cinemas at the Barracks in Brisbane. Supported by the Women in Contracting group within the Electrical Contractor’s Association of Qld, Job Management Software firm simPRO, Personal Brand consulting firm, Jump the Q as well as Brisbane’s law firm of choice, McKay Solicitors, the women of Brisbane have united to tackle this sinister practice.
Only 200 tickets available. This is the only event in Australia where you will see the big screen adaptation of Desert Flower. The film tells Waris’s story in a touching and often humorous way.
World vision Corporate Affinity Partner , Lynelle Hills is passionate about aiding women in third world countries, citing the staggering fact that, “ Poverty exists primarily where there is inequality of gender, and communities through funding who have commenced educating women have seen a raised the economic status of that community and subsequent mortality rates rise.”
Waris Dirie has experienced horrific injuries, unbearable shame and steps forward a single woman to bravely confront a country. Rachel Quilty, from Jump the Q adds, “We have said your life experiences are aligned to your life purpose and that each one of us has a unique message to share based on our unique life experiences and lessons.Waris Dirie is a tremendous role model for every women and reveals the power of Branding Yourself a Super Model – whatever your field of expertise. Do it passionately and do it with purpose.”