The recent recipient of the IDA’s top feature doc prize, A Walk to Beautiful reveals the struggles of five Ethiopian women dealing with the aftermath of horrific childbirth injuries after enduring obstructed labors. The film shows the downward spiral the women’s lives take when they are shunned from their communities and families after becoming incontinent because of their labors.
Walk shows the brave steps they take to create better lives for themselves, and also gives a broader look at other challenges, such as child marriage and malnutrition, that face women in the developing world.
In addition to the IDA award bestowed to Walk in December, the film has won awards at the San Francisco International Film Festival, the St. Louis International Film Festival, the Denver Starz Film Festival and Docúpolis International Documentary Festival of Barcelona. It will be opening in theaters in New York and la in February, and is scheduled for its North American broadcast premiere on PBS’ ‘Nova’ in April. Partners: Engel Entertainment in association with Nova; WGBH International is the international distributor
Length: 51 or 85 minutes
Rights available: everywhere but US