Sunday Screening – Fistula Hospital: Healing and Hope

Screening March 13, 2011 4:00 PM


Risking losing their husbands, family, reputation, and even lives, millions of women in the developing world have to face the effects of Obstetric Fistula. A condition unseen in most of the West, Obstetric Fistula causes much pain and suffering during prolonged labour. Stigma still haunts the condition, and the women who endure the consequences live in silence.

However, at Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia, 1,300 women are treated a year, bringing hope and a much needed voice to the epidemic faced by millions. Heartbreaking and warm, tragic and honest, Fistula Hospital: Healing and Hope examines the question of poverty, development, society, and medicine within the contexts of new life in an intimate setting.

Directed by Lara Akeju