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Love, Labor, Loss

This 15-minute film follows the compelling journey of women in Niger, West Africa living with obstetric fistula who have made arduous trips from across the hot, sahara desert to arrive at the Fistula Compound at the Niamey National Hospital. Here, scores of women have been waiting–some for up to 10 years–to get the repair they need to stop their leakage, return to the villages and become reintegrated as contributed members of their communities. Love, Labor, Loss is a Governess Film directed by Lisa Russell, also the director of the Ethiopian abortion documentary Not Yet Rain.

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