September 7, 2010

Jhpiego to host documentary by filmmaker Christy Turlington

Jhpiego will host supermodel and filmmaker Christy Turlington for the Baltimore premiere of her documentary film, No Woman, No Cry, an up-close look at issues and challenges facing millions of women throughout the world.

In her directorial debut, Turlington shares the stories of at-risk pregnant women in four parts of the world—including a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania, a slum of Bangladesh and a prenatal clinic in the United States—in an effort to create a movement working to prevent the needless deaths of women worldwide. On Monday, Oct. 25, attendees will be able to view the film, hear Turlington’s story and learn what Jhpiego is already doing to save women.

Turlington will take questions after the screening. All guests are invited to a dessert and coffee reception following the event, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. at MICA’s Brown Center, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Tickets are $200 for a pre-screening reception with the filmmaker, limited to 40 people; $100 for individuals; $75 each for two or more tickets; and $10 for students.

For tickets, go to or call 410-537-1813.