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Liya Kebede At Desert Flower Premiere

September 17, 2009
Noticeably absent from NYC Fashion Week was model LIYA KEBEDE. The proud mother to SUHUL & RAEE)  and aspiring kids clothing line designer of LEMLEM was spotted in Berlin, Germany http://www.waris-dirie-foundation.com/en/standing-ovations-for-desert-flower-in-germany/ to celebrate the premiere of DESERT FLOWER http://www.waris-dirie-foundation.com/en/desert-flower-the-movie/ with author WARIS DIRIE.
The film stars Ethiopian-born LIYA (in her debut film role http://www.waris-dirie-foundation.com/en/desert-flower-the-movie/liya-kebede/) as a young WARIS DIRE who as a Somalian model and advocate against female genital mutilation went on to write the best seller DESERT FLOWER. (Thanks MIMI!) http://mimimagazine.blogspot.com/2009/09/liya-kebede-stars-in-desert-flower.html Check out the film trailer + a bonus clip below…
LIYA and WARIS also pose for a laid-back photo call at the 66th Venice Film Festival. DESERT FLOWER has its international premiere planned for FEBRUARY 2010.
photos: wireimage
Noticeably absent** from NYC Fashion Week was model LIYA KEBEDE. The proud mother to SUHUL & RAEE and aspiring kids clothing line designer of LEMLEM was spotted* in Berlin, Germany to celebrate the premiere of DESERT FLOWER with author WARIS DIRIE.
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CLIPS FROM THE BERLIN PREMIERE…
The film stars Ethiopian-born LIYA (in her debut film role) as a young WARIS DIRIE who as a Somalian model and advocate against female genital mutilation went on to write the best selling novel DESERT FLOWER. (Thanks MIMI!) Check out the film trailer + a bonus clip below…(And yes that’s Anthony Mackie!)
“ALL GENITAL MUTILATION VICTIMS AT LAST TO BE TREATED WITH SENSITIVITY AND RESPECT” – WARIS DIRIE FOUNDATION MANIFESTO
^FG2BH’S POV: Glad that WARIS + LIYA are standing up to this cause.
LIYA and WARIS also pose for a laid-back photo call at the 66th Venice Film Festival as evident in the photo collage below.
FG2BH-COPY-liya-kebede-waris-dirie-film-debutDESERT FLOWER has its international premiere planned for FEBRUARY 2010. (FG2BH readers: CHECK OUT DESERT FLOWER THE FILM OFFICIAL SITE HERE.) WOULD YOU GO SEE THIS FILM???
*Loves Liya’s black and white striped oversize blazer and shoes!
**UPDATE: I stand corrected LIYA KEBEDE was spotted at the Marc Jacobs After Party with fellow model SESSILEE LOPEZ.
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photos: wireimage.getty images.sessilee lopez blog
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