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Desert Flower (2009) Poster

(2009)

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The real Waris Dirie had a small role in the James Bond film The Living Daylights.
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The first project of the Waris Dirie Foundation, now called the Desert Flower Foundation, was preventing Safa, the small girl in the fgm scene from becoming a real life victim of this cruel ritual. The sponsorship program they developed was so successful that it quickly expanded and now saves hundreds of children each year.
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Safa Idriss Nour, who plays 3 year-old Waris, is the subject of Ms. Dirie's most recent book Saving Safa: Rescuing a Little Girl from FGM.
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