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April 14, 2017
A pretty compelling movie on the subject of female genital mutilation. I had a hard time with the integration of that subject with the modeling career and fake marriage for illegal immigration purposes. She says the mutilation has been going on for 3000 years in Africa. Islam is only 1400 years old but in today's world, this mutilation practice is almost exclusively limited to Muslims but it's not even mentioned in the Koran. It's also not limited to Africa and the Middle East. There are millions of (Muslim) girls in Malaysia and Indonesia subjected to this even today.
January 14, 2017
Great movie showing who women are still second class citizens and that needs to end. The right wing critics hate anything that has a feminist message so they need to just shut up!
November 20, 2016
very touching it had me in tears but is a good watch
½ April 26, 2016
In the hands of a good director this would have made an amazing movie. But sadly enough this movie doesn't deserve it's subject.
March 10, 2016
This is a solid movie with a deeply upsetting and important but disturbing story. Even more so cuz its true. I'd recommend this to everybody just for its story. Women especially.
½ December 12, 2015
Dull, overlong and suffering from tonal shifts, this may be the worst film i've ever seen and no amount of fine perfomances can save it.
July 23, 2015
Wau, tositapahtumiin pohjautuva elokuva somalialaisen naisen tiestä aavikolta huippumalliksi ja naisten oikeuksien puolustajaksi. Suosittelen katsomaan. :) (Suom. Aavikon kukka)
½ April 7, 2015
Gets the message across, although it would have been better as a documentary.
½ August 21, 2014
I didn't know how Somali girls were until now really. Not bad, but still hard hitting and long
May 8, 2014
A movie about a controversial issue. However, it was predictable.
March 3, 2014
Moving film about the plight of women in third world countries and a young girl who fought her fate to make herself a name in the West, and used her fame as a platform to fight against the mutilation she had suffered, from which she wished to protect further generations. A worthy film.
December 30, 2013
Comove pela história de superação e pela forte denúncia feita contra o ritual da circuncisão feminina. Entretanto, peca pelo desenvolvimento superficial de certos acontecimentos da vida de Waris, sendo que os conflitos desta perante às novas culturas poderiam ser melhor trabalhados. Mas em geral, a força da história e de sua bela protagonista garantem uma interessante sessão.
½ November 25, 2013
A young girl escaping the poverty and horrors of her life in Africa becomes a top model barely before she has had time to learn the language. An amazing story that needs little else but to be told. The film does just that and gives us something compelling, moving and vitally relevant.
½ November 22, 2013
This was a pretty good movie. I had no idea that a practice like female circumcision was occurring, and still does in some regions. It's really quite sad that certain cultures do not see the affect that this has on its women. A really powerful movie, that in some ways could have been more powerful. A lot of attention was paid to her struggles with her modelling career, and that kind of drew the attention off of the main subject matter.
½ October 26, 2013
A highly disturbing film about the horrors done to women in Somalia. A film that is warm and serious at the same time. And Liya Kebede is one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen.
½ September 26, 2013
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½ September 3, 2013
Worth persisting with but the child circumcision scene made me join an online discussion forum to see if the child actress is ok. She was clearly not acting and genuinely terrified. A film about morality should not use anyone to make a point. Couldn't get a answer to my question.
July 27, 2013
Nice movie, but feels like the movie was just some 'facts' that had to be 'enclosed' within the movie (w.r.t to the book). Plus having read a bit on about circumcision, feels like this movie might be not just impartial, but bigoted. Nonetheless, I verdict to it a 3point2.
March 5, 2013
Cudowny, refleksyjny, zabawny, smutny, zdumiewaj?cy, prawdziwy, motywuj?cy, wzruszaj?cy film
½ January 4, 2013
Crazy story and pleasant to watch.
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