Zemene: Ethiopian girl gets help for life threatening condition

A new award-winning documentary tells the story of a 10 year old Ethiopian girl living in a remote village with a curvature of the spine so severe that it is life threatening.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A new award-winning documentary tells the story of a 10-year-old Ethiopian girl living in a remote village with a curvature of the spine so severe that it is life threatening, but an American spine specialist happens to notice her as she walked by a coffee shop.

The documentary is called "Zemene." It's the work of filmmakers Melissa Donovan of Z Prod Films and Dr. Rick Hodes, Medical Director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

In the video, Donovan and Rick tell us about the journey to create this film and how many children there are like her.

Check out the film's trailer here.


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