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.
This screening benefits OHSU's Global Health Initiative
Footsteps to Healing
, an ongoing project in Gimbie, Ethiopia aiming to provided surgical treatment for pelvic organ prolapse, support for midwifery education, and health care training for local providers.