National Geographic's “Desert Flower” is something of a late bloomer: It debuted in 2009, but only now it is getting the attention it deserves. The film opened at the E Street Cinema (555 11th St. N.W.) Friday, telling the harrowing tale of Somalian Waris Dirie, who undergoes female circumcism at age three, is sold into marriage at 13 -- and ends up as an American supermodel.
“Desert Flower” is not a horror movie, but it may give you nightmares.