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PBS Premiere: September 18, 2007


Lumo Sinai was just over 20 when marauding soldiers attacked her in the eastern Congo. A fistula, a medical condition common among victims of violent rape, rendered Lumo incontinent and threatens her ability to bear children. Rejected by her fiancé and cast aside by her family, she awaits reconstructive surgery.

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TAGS: congo, rape, war, women

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Lumo (60 min.)

Premiere Date: September 18, 2007

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Filmmakers: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Nelson Walker III, Co-directed by Louis Abelman and Lynn True Bio | Interview | Statement

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Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt
Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt
Nelson Walker III
Nelson Walker III
Co-directed by Louis Abelman and Lynn True
Co-directed by Louis Abelman and Lynn True

Spending some time with Lumo, we began to look up to her — not because of the magnitude of her disaster, but because of the warm and mischievous spirit she retained despite that experience.”

— The Filmmakers


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Critical Acclaim

"...[A] colorful, deftly structured documentary [that] confounds expectations."


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