A Walk to Beautiful (2008)
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This documentary follows the inspiring stories of five Ethiopian women who suffer from devastating childbirth injuries. Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women are left to spend the rest of their lives in loneliness and shame. Instead they make the long and arduous journey to Fistula Hospital in Addis Abba where they reclaim their lost dignity. The trials they endure--and their attempts to rebuild their lives--tell a universal story of hope, courage, and transformation. … More
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Critic Reviews for A Walk to Beautiful
Will leave you speechless two times over -- first with despair, then with joy.
The filmmakers' restraint is admirable in this era of overheated editorializing.
A complex and quietly devastating indictment of chauvinist societies that see women as lovers, mothers and servants, and treat anyone who canā(TM)t fulfill those roles as a nonperson.
Mary Olive Smith and Amy Bucher feel no need to overlay this health-care calamity with pious outrage.
If pic's B.O. potential seems slight, the same can't be said of the film's impact on awareness of Africa, altruism and the lifelong misery caused by reparable medical conditions in areas where the closest road can mean a three-day hike.
Audience Reviews for A Walk to Beautiful
Heartbreaking yet hopeful. One never realizes how lucky they are until they see what others go through... and this film really shows what it's like for these women. Congrats to those that run the hospitals and donate their time and energy into such a great purpose.
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