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Directed by Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Nelson Walker III, Louis Abelman, Lynn True
Produced by Louis Abelman, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Nelson Walker III
Written by Louis Abelman, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Lynn True, Nelson Walker III
Cinematography Nelson Walker III, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt
Editing by Lynn True
Running time 72 min.
Language Swahili, French, English

Lumo is a 2007 documentary film about twenty-year-old Lumo Sinai, a woman who fell victim to "Africa's First World War." While returning home one day, Lumo and another woman were gang-raped by a group of soldiers fighting for control of the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. As a result, Lumo suffered from fistula, a chronic condition that leaves a woman unable to bear children. Rejected by her fiance and most of the village, Lumo examines a woman's tragedy and the process of healing.[1]

Lumo was directed and produced by Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Nelson Walker III, Louis Abelman and Lynn True and was aired as part of PBS's Point of View series in 2007.


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