Docs

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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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