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A Walk to Beautiful

The recent recipient of the IDA's top feature doc prize, A Walk to Beautiful reveals the struggles of five Ethiopian women when they are shunned from their communities and families due to medical issues brought on by childbirth.
January 7, 2008


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
Wrapped: 2007
Length: 51 or 85 minutes
Rights available: everywhere but US

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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