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(This list subject to change. Check your local listings. Length of engagement is up to individual theaters, but they will generally keep the film playing as long as ticket sales are strong.)



NOW PLAYING
Palm Desert, CA Cinémas Palme d'Or (Ends April 14)
Boise, ID The Flicks
Charlotte, NC Regal Cinemas Manor Twin (Ends April 14)
Releasing April 15, 2011
San Diego, CA Gaslamp Stadium
Releasing May 5, 2011
Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Film Forum



Pictures From Desert Flower

  • Photo: Liya Kebede as Waris Dirie in the film, Desert Flower.

    Photo Gallery

    See stills from the film and behind-the-scenes production photos.

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  • Logo: Desert Flower Foundation

    Waris Dirie's Foundation

    Learn more about Waris Dirie's Desert Flower Foundation, which seeks to end female genital mutilation worldwide.

  • Photo: The cover of the book Desert Flower

    Read the Book

    Read about Waris Dirie's remarkable life story in her autobiography and discover the inspirational story that inspired the film. Available everywhere books are sold.

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