No, this isn’t a Bob Marley song! No woman, no cry is a gripping documentary that tells the powerful personal stories of pregnant women and their caregivers in four parts of the world including a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania, a slum of Bangladesh, a post-abortion care ward in Guatemala, and a prenatal clinic in the United States. Shockingly more than half a million women each year die from complications in pregnancy or childbirth that could have been prevented with proper medical care.
Director of the documentary, Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns explains how she was drawn into this project by her own experience as a mother “Like many women, I was excited to become a mother and enjoyed being pregnant. But just after delivering my first child, I suffered a serious complication. While I had a birth team that worked quickly to manage the situation, I was shocked to learn that more than 500,000 women die each year during childbirth—and that 90 percent of these deaths are preventable. This left me needing to learn more about maternal health.”
As I was reading notes about the documentary on the Tribeca film website I found this part very interesting:
Turlington Burns exposes how even the United States, a country that spends more per capita on health care than any other nation, still has a higher maternal mortality ratio than all of Western Europe as well as Bosnia, Kuwait, Slovenia, and Hungary. Turlington Burns has made an eye-opening activist film that will touch mothers and non-mothers alike.
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