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NOVA; Walk To Beautiful, A

12/24/2008

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Series
NOVA
Program
Walk To Beautiful, A
Program Number

3506

Series Description

Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

Program Description

A WALK TO BEAUTIFUL is a powerful, uplifting story of hope and survival in contemporary Ethiopia. The film presents the stories of five Ethiopian women who have been devastated by obstetric fistula, a common aftermath of neglected childbirth. An obstetric fistula is a hole that forms between the vagina and the bladder (and in some cases the rectum) during prolonged, obstructed labor. Affecting over two million women worldwide, this horrific injury leaves victims incontinent, often suffering nerve damage, and in some cases unable to bear children. Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women are often left to spend the rest of their lives alone, isolated and ashamed - unless they can get help. NOVA follows each of these women on their journey to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, where they find health and solace for the first time in years. The dignity of their struggle connects viewers to the plight of countless women in the developing world who face daily challenges from malnutrition, child marriage, and lack of obstetric care.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Walk To Beautiful, A,” 12/24/2008, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A45CCD2E67C748F48A9416AE38E13244.
MLA: “NOVA; Walk To Beautiful, A.” 12/24/2008. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A45CCD2E67C748F48A9416AE38E13244>.
APA: NOVA; Walk To Beautiful, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A45CCD2E67C748F48A9416AE38E13244
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