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Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Walk to Beautiful Film Screening Recap

Film Screening Recap
By Elizabeth Parry

On February 28th, I had the opportunity to attend my first Women of Vision event, the viewing of award winning A Walk to Beautiful at the Disney screening room. What an eye opening experience to learn about obstetric fistula, a traumatic childbirth injury women in Ethiopia can face from an early age.  These women are ostracized by their communities and often left by their husbands.  The film was then followed by a Q & A session with the producer and we learned more about how to help through the Healing Hands of Joy organization.  What an awesome experience to learn first hand about this and get involved in the solution! 

View photos from the event!

Our goals for showing the film are two-fold.
1. We want everyone to come away with a new understanding of what obstetric fistula is and how if affects the lives of thousands of women in the developing world.
2. We want every person in the theater to feel compelled to act to change the awful reality of a woman living an isolated life because of a curable condition.

What can you do? Host a One-for-One Screening
1. Host an in-home screening of "A Walk to Beautiful." This is easy and fun! Gather 6-10 of your friends for a "dinner and movie" night.
2. Commit to raise $350 (for example, each person pays $50) that same evening. For every $350 raised at an in-home screening, hundreds of women in Ethiopia are educated about fistula with the film screening in a local community.
Please click here to find out how you can get a copy of the film to show in your own home.

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