Supermodel-turned-filmmaker screens doc about maternal mortality at UCLA

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Rebecca Kendall
WHAT:
In her gripping directorial debut, former supermodel Christy Turlington Burns shares the powerful stories of at-risk pregnant women from four parts of the world — a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania, a Bangladesh slum, a post-abortion–care ward in Guatemala and a prenatal clinic in the U.S. The UCLA screening will be followed by a panel discussion and a small reception.
 
The event is sponsored by the UCLA School of Law, the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations and Harlen, a luxury brand that supports the empowerment of women, in association with the UCLA Health and Human Rights Law Project, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, the UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the UC Global Health Institute.
 
WHO:  
The post-film panel will feature the following participants:
 
Christy Turlington Burns
Director and producer of "No Woman, No Cry"
 
Ted Braun
Writer and director of the 2007 documentary "Darfur Now" examining the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and associate professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts
 
Dr. Paula Tavrow
Director of UCLA's Bixby Program in Population and Reproductive Health and adjunct assistant professor of community health sciences at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health
 
Dr. Christopher Tarnay
Director of urogynecology in the UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, who recently returned from a Medicine for Humanity mission in Uganda

Julie Cantor (moderator)
Adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Law
 
 
WHEN:  
6:30 p.m., Monday, May 7
 
WHERE:
Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center, Tamkin Auditorium (map)
757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles CA 90024
 
R.S.V.P. | PARKING  
Media interested in attending should call or email the media contact (below) to R.S.V.P. and get parking information.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Rebecca Kendall | 310-206-3556 | [email protected]
Media Contact:
Rebecca Kendall