Christy Turlington Burns’ No Woman, No Cry
Monday, May 2, 2011
Christy Turlington Burns, Filmmaker
Toshi Reagon, Musician
Dr. Suellen Miller, PhD, CNM, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Ann M. Starrs, Family Care International
Mr. Williams will be unable to join us tonight due to current news events.
Toshi Reagon will give a special musical performance.
In her directorial debut, fashion icon turned maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns illuminates the global tragedy of women dying needlessly in pregnancy and childbirth. In this informative documentary Burns relates how she had a complication during her first pregnancy and wanted to learn more about maternal health in other countries. She shares the powerful stories of at-risk pregnant women in four parts of the world: a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania, a slum in Bangladesh, a post-abortion care ward in Guatemala, and a prenatal clinic in the United States.
The film serves as a launching pad for Turlington Burns’ campaign to improve the situation for women everywhere. Just days before the film becomes available to the public through a May 7 premiere on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, the director and founder of Every Mother Counts will discuss the film, the campaign, and what can be done to make a real change for the lives of mothers everywhere.
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- All-Star Superman in New York
- DocuDay New York 2011 Special Event: Gasland
- DocuDay New York 2011
- Academy Awards Viewing Party
- Shooting Poverty
- Syfy's Being Human
- Rebuilding Hope
- A Window on Japan
- World Premiere of Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 2.0 Sleep
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- HBO's Cinema Verite
- Animals Distract Me
- Great Weddings on TV
- The Paley Center's Royal Wedding Viewing Party
- An American Family Screenings
- Women's Voices from the Muslim World
- Show and Sell: Jerry Della Femina on TV’s Take on the Ad Game
- Women's Voices from the Muslim World: A Short-Film Festival
- An Evening with Fringe
- Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird
- Maria Golovin
- The Paley Center's Finale Viewing Parties
- Burma Soldier
- An Evening with Eve Ensler
- An Evening with Marlo Thomas
- Prime-Time/Late-Night Animation: What Envelope?