Naomi Campbell is focus of new documentary

Updated: 2011-09-26 11:42


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Naomi Campbell is focus of new documentary

Naomi Campbell thinks it is important to "remember her roots".

The British supermodel is the focus of her new documentary about her life as part of the 'CNBC Meets' series and in the show she explains how her upbringing in London helped to inspire her charity work.

She told vogue.co.uk: "I've really enjoyed working with Tania on this show, and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished show.

"For me, it's really important to remember my roots and experiences growing up - it's those things that make you the person that you are. London will always be home to me and it was so much fun to take a walk down memory lane and visit the house I grew up in."

Also in the documentary, Naomi talks about breaking barriers in fashion and her attempts to break down barriers for other black women, and there are also contributions from her mentor, legendary producer Quincy Jones and Duran Duran stars Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes.

Earlier this month it was revealed that Naomi - who has raised more than $7 million for charitable causes - will be honoured for her charity work at the Angel Ball in New York, an event organised by the Angel Foundation, which seeks to raise awareness of cancer research.

Denise Rich - who founded the charity after her daughter, Gabrielle, died of leukaemia - said: "She really is amazing woman and she does a lot for charity.

"She has her own charity. She raised a lot of money this summer for Haiti and for AIDS relief."

The Angel Ball is set to be held on October 17 at Cipriani Wall Street, featuring performances by Eve, Patti LaBelle and DJ Cassidy.


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