"If you can survive in the desert, you survive anywhere. I know more than anyone about life in desert. You can tell by looking at the dirt how long ago it rained , how hard it rained, how much water came by. You can by looking at plant , a tree , an animal's look. I read the desert like I read my hand"
After several years I decided to watch this movie again. At that time a friend told me about this movie and recommended it . Such kind of movies inspires me. The fim is based on real events : Life of Waris Dirie. Waris is a model , an author , actress and social activist. She was born in Somalia , Africa. After an unhappy aranged marriage to a much older man , she fild. And after some unfortunate experiences she manage to London . Where she was a complete stranger . She was working at McDonald's when she met Terence Donovan . That was the moment when her life took a better way. There were many bad experiences that lead to success and what and who she is now.
I think her name wasn't chosen by accident beacause Waris means Desert Flower in English . A name can tell much about the person who possessees it. "Waris" like a "Desert Flower" is a survivor. She went through many sufferings in her life , but she never broke down . She faced with courage all the challenges.
The film changed my view on life and my values.