Film documents Ethiopian women’s journey to healing

The International Wednesdays documentary series presents A Walk to Beautiful on Wednesday, October 24, at noon in the International Student Centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

A Walk to Beautiful tells the stories of five women in Ethiopia ostracized by their family and villages due to their suffering from obstetric fistula, a serious medical condition caused by failed childbirth under poor conditions.

These women live in isolation with a sense of loneliness and shame due to rejection by their own. Each of these five women chooses to reclaim their lives by taking the long and exhausting journey to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital so they could receive free medical treatment available only there.

While not every patient can be cured, each woman takes her own journey toward becoming independent and productive members of their communities once again.

International Wednesdays screenings are free and open to the public.