For hundreds of thousands of women each year, pregnancy is a death sentence. Shockingly, nearly all maternal deaths and disabilities could be prevented. Directed and produced by Christy Turlington Burns, No Woman, No Cry is a gripping documentary that tells the personal stories of pregnant women and their caregivers in four countries as they try to avoid adding to these troubling statistics. The film puts audiences in the footsteps of a Maasai woman in labor who must walk five miles to a clinic with no electricity, a young pregnant woman in the slums of Bangladesh too ashamed to seek out care, a pregnant OB in Guatemala who helps women who have suffered from botched illegal abortions, and a midwife in central Florida who treats uninsured women who are denied appointments elsewhere.
No Woman, No Cry premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival and made its U.S. TV premiere on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network in 2011. It has been broadcast around the world in over 120 countries.
No Woman, No Cry was first shown as a special event presented by The Family of Woman Film Festival in January of 2011 at The Sun Valley Opera House. The screening was followed by a discussion between Arlene Samen, midwife and founder of One Heart International and Dr. Thomas Burke, a Global Health specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Monday, February 22
“No Woman, No Cry”
Introduced by filmmaker Christy Turlington Burns
6:00 PM, The Community Library, Ketchum
*Free to the public