"A Walk To Beautiful"

November 4, 2010 —

A Walk to Beautiful

Join International Area Studies as we begin our Global Health Series with a screening of the award winning feature-length documentary "A Walk to Beautiful", followed by a meet and greet with its director Mary Olive Smith.

"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.

Screening will take place in Ruth Auditorium on November 4th at 6:00pm. Meet and greet reception with Mary Olive Smith at 8:00pm.

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