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Eighth Grader and Film Society Unite to Present ‘A Walk to Beautiful’ Documentary


By Tap Into Summit Staff
15 April 2015

The Film Society of Summit will host a benefit screening of the 2007 documentary “A Walk to Beautiful,” May 3 at MONDO. A universal story of hope, courage, and transformation, the film depicts the story of five women in Ethiopia suffering from devastating childbirth injuries, the trials they endure, and their attempts to rebuild their lives.

This special screening — which begins at 6 p.m. — was organized by Greta Leary Morgan, an Eighth Grade student who will be attending Summit High School in the Fall, and grew out of her participation with the Girls Leadership Institute (GLI).

The GLI teaches girls the skills to know who they are, what they believe, and how to express it. Having been struck by the fact that some of the young women in the film were not much older than she, and realizing that their lives could be radically altered for the better if they were able to obtain a simple. but life-altering surgical repair, Morgan decided that obstetric fistula awareness would be the subject of the action plan she worked on during her two-week GLI experience.

All proceeds from ticket sales for this evening will be donated to The Fistula Foundation in honor of the UN’s International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, set for May 23. Additional contributions can be made at the screening, and are gratefully appreciated.

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