Short TV production 'Alive Again' (Kenya, Germany; 2010) follows a fistula victim Sarah Omega Kidangasi and her story of overcoming a devastating health condition and social stigma to become the UN ambassador for maternity health.
Obstetric fistula is an injury of childbearing, usually caused by several days of obstructed labour, without timely medical intervention. The consequences of fistula are life shattering; the baby usually dies, and the woman is left with chronic incontinence. Because of her inability to control her flow of urine or faeces, she is often abandoned or neglected by her husband and family and ostracized by her community. Because they often suffer alone, their terrible injuries are largely ignored or misunderstood.
Made by Wambui Waweru and Pina Sadar