Videos and Documentaries

What does Hamlin Fistula Do?

Watch this short video to learn about our work in Ethiopia.

No Woman Should Die While Giving Life

In Ethiopia, birth complications and injuries are too common, causing women tremendous physical and emotional pain. Hamlin Fistula’s Addis Ababa College of Midwives is one of the best in the country, providing local women with the knowledge and experience they need to administer the best care to pregnant women across the country.

Lifetime of Caring – Drs. Catherine and Reginald Hamlin

This three minute piece tells the story of the Hamlin’s through photos – from meeting and falling in love, to their move to Addis Ababa, to founding the hospital. ┬áListen to Dr. Catherine as talks about the beginning and what’s to come.

Lighting a Candle

A documentary update on the work of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital and the Hamlin College of Midwives. It also honours the work of Dr Catherine Hamlin and her late husband, Dr Reg Hamlin, who first started working amongst the most destitute women of Ethiopia more than 50 years ago. The film has been developed by the Hamlin Fistula Relief and Aid Fund in conjunction with AusAID.


A Walk to Beautiful

An award winning documentary produced by Engel Entertainment, tells the stories of five Ethiopian women who suffer from devastating childbirth injuries and embark on a journey to reclaim their lost dignity. Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women are left to spend the rest of their lives in loneliness and shame. They make the choice to take the long and arduous journey to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in search of a cure and a new life.

Contact us if you would like to arrange a screening of Lighting a Candle or A Walk to Beautiful in your area.