Waris Dirie, 1965

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Somali nomad Waris Dirie runs away from an arranged marriage at the age of 13 and ends up on the fashion runways of London, Paris, and New York. She also becomes a UN special ambassador, speaking out about the traditions that harm women worldwide. Based on the autobiographical novel by Waris Dirie, this inspiring story had thrilled audiences in Europe and now National Geographic Entertainment is bringing it to U.S. theaters on March 18, 2011.
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