Ostracized by their husbands and community for having a obstetric fistula, three Ethiopian women embark on a journey to seek medical treatment. Bonuses: downloadable materials for educators.
The award winning feature-length documentary A Walk to Beautiful tells the stories of five Ethiopian women who suffer from devastating childbirth injuries and embark on a journey to reclaim their lost dignity. Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women are left to spend the rest of their lives in loneliness and shame. They make the choice to take the long and arduous journey to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in search of a cure and a new life. 2009 Emmy winner.