Villanova students focus cameras on changing healthcare for Ethiopian women

This week brings the premiere of a short film Villanova University students have been working on since September.
Photo credit Courtesy of Sarah Davis
By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week brings the premiere of a short film Villanova University students have been working on since September. It took them to the Horn of Africa, where they found desperate conditions for expectant moms in need of health care.

"The man makes most of the decisions in the house. If he doesn't want the woman to go to a hospital, then she's not allowed to go. Because traditionally, it's been seen as the place where one goes to die," Davis explained. 

Their 20-minute film is called "Carrying Tomorrow." Its tag line: where a woman lives should not determine if she lives.

The official teaser for Carrying Tomorrow, a film about access to maternal surgical care in Ethiopia and worldwide. Premiering April 2019. #HerPainMatters pic.twitter.com/i3dFlwEXIY

— cagedbirdfilms (@cagedbirdfilms) December 7, 2018

"They just wanted to share their story. They wanted to let more women know about the hospitals, and the hope that more people can see this," Davis added. 

It premieres Friday at 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Tickets are available here.