True-story drama about Somalian-born Waris Dirie (played by Liya Kebede, also a model), who became one of the world's most sought-after fashion models. Born into a family of goat-hearding nomads, Waris' path would take her from the northeast African deserts to the world's most prestigious fashion runways. Stars a raft of Britain's best, including Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins and Craig Parkinson.
At the height of her career, Waris revealed she was a childhood victim of genital mutilation. Her story unleashed a wave of controversey and she dedicated her life to fighting the barbaric tradition. See the Waris Dirie Foundation website for more info.