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Premiere Date: September 18, 2007

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Perlmutt and Walker talk about why they chose to focus their cameras on a group of Congolese women in order to shed light on the horrifying realities of the conflict in the Congo for a Western audience.

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The filmmakers of Lumo interviewed Dr. Jo Lusi from HEAL Africa about how Lumo is doing and the situation in the Congo.


Lumo Sinai was attacked by marauding soldiers in the Congo. A fistula, a medical condition common among victims of violent rape, rendered Lumo incontinent and threatens her ability to bear children.

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In Spring 2007, filmmaker Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt returned to the Congo to find Lumo, whose fistula had reopened.

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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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