" Desert Flower " tells an extraordinary story in an ordinary way. It has a compelling message and surrounds it with biopic scenes that appear to. Desert Flower is a German biographical film directed by Sherry Hormann. It stars Liya Kebede, Sally Hawkins and Craig Parkinson, and is based on the Somali-born model Waris Dirie's autobiography. Contents. [hide]. 1 Plot; 2 Cast ; 3 Awards; 4 References; 5 External links Plot · Cast · Awards · References. THE MOVIE CAST CREW VIDEOS WARIS DIRIE CONTACT. ABOUT HER next be seen in the title role in Sherry Hormann's DESERT FLOWER. Her past film.