In one of the all-time great gigs of my doc "career", I was recently hired as story consultant by perhaps the world's most beautiful woman, Christy Turlington Burns, for her film No Woman, No Cry. It turns out Christy is one of the world's nicest people, too, and when it comes to the subject of public health, one of the smartest.
For those who think super-models are all airheads, No Woman, No Cry is going to be a whopping surprise. It's a very strong and urgent documentary on the subject of worldwide maternal mortality, shot in four countries by the hugely talented Kirsten Johnson and produced by Dallas Brennan Rexer. It's having its world premiere tomorrow at the Tribeca Film Festival and they just added another screening since all the others have sold out.
On the eve of her first public showing, I'm really excited for Christy and Dallas and the entire team. And now, after all that effort, I hope they can enjoy themselves this week and bask in the glory. Because, as we all know, now that the film is finished, their work is only half done.