18 October 2010

You may recall reading the astonishing story of movie director Debs Gardner-Paterson's emotional, spiritual and physical recovery from a near-fatal car accident in Grazia last month, "I Learned To Be Loved For Who I Was - Not How I Looked".
We like to keep you updated about stories that we've mentioned in our mag, so you may be interested to know that the 32-year-old director's debut feature film Africa United had its UK premiere at the London Film Festival in Leicester Square yesterday.

And what else would a young hip British director choose to wear for her premiere than Burberry, naturellement? And while she was somewhat upstaged by the Disney princess glamour/laid back urban cool/jazzy African prints of her young cast, we are loving this deep plum silk ruched dress from the Brit power brand's A/W'10 collection on her.

Already being touted as "the new Slumdog Millionaire", Africa United is released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland this Friday, 22nd October. Not only is it a funny, full-on emotional and mind-expanding story -  of three Rwandan children and their bid to achieve their ultimate dream: to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2010 Football World Cup in Johannesburg - but 25% of net profits from the film will be helping Comic Relief to have a positive impact on the lives of some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world.

Go, Debs!

For more info on Debs' film, please visit


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