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Supermodel Christy Turlington's directorial debut with maternal mortality film

22 October 2010 Last updated at 10:34 BST

She was one of the 'big six' supermodels of the 90s - as well as a writer and scholar. Christy Turlington Burns has been at the forefront of the fashion industry for more than 25 years.

But more recently Christy has turned her attention to a cause close to her heart, releasing her debut documentary film, 'No Woman, No Cry'. The film tackles the sensitive subject of childbirth mortality and tells the personal stories of pregnant women in four different countries.

She spoke to the BBC's Susanna Reid and Charlie Stayt.