Friday, March 26, 2010

Movie Night: Desert Flower

Remember my rambling about other passions? Tonight I'm looking forward to seeing this film. It's silly for me to say that I'm into films by and about women's issues, right? Closing out a great month with this film and you can expect to see more to follow.

Oh, this is based on a book. :-) Will report back next week.

Desert Flower Plot:
Based on the world best-selling book DESERT FLOWER by Waris Dirie - the autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 5, sold in marriage at 13, who became an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against circumcision.
Runtime: 2 hours 00 minutes
Language: English
Director: Sherry Horman
Cast: Liya Kebede, Sally Hawkins, Craig Parkinson, Meera Syal


Barbara Albin said...

Why is it silly to be into films or books about women's issues? We are women, and their issues usually affect us in some way. I think that it is natural to be interested in issues relating to women. That doesn't stop me from being interested in men's issues, one husband, 3 brothers, 2 sons, 2 grandsons and assorted nephews, so I want to know what men are thinking about. Sometimes, we are lucky and can pull out a little nugget that relates to us in someway when we read a book about a women's issues or a movie, and it might enrich our lives. I celebrate being a woman, and I think that is because I have been surrounded by men.

susan said...

Barbara, I meant is it silly to state the obvious? I have focused on women and our issues most of my adult life.

I live with a man as I like to say is so boy. Being with him has a been a different kind of experience.

Thanks for commenting.