is a full-length documentary that follows a brave 10-year old Ethiopian girl,
Zemenework (Zemene), as she fights to keep hope alive and survive her
life-threatening condition of Kyphosis, a severe curvature of the spine. With
no health care in her village, Zemene travels with her Uncle Menormelkam to the
city of Gondar, where they are told there is no medical treatment to save her.
At a critical moment, Zemene and her Uncle cross paths with Dr. Rick Hodes, an internist, whose life’s work is to help those in need. This chance encounter in the streets of Gondar with “Dr. Rick” sets in motion a series of events that will change Zemene's life forever. Shot throughout the beautiful countryside of Ethiopia, the film is a poetic testament to the power of compassion and the potential within us all to transform entire communities and ourselves.