Lumo - POV Series on PBS - 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 in a unique hospital in eastern Congo. On her uncertain road to recovery, Lumo shows that the solidarity of women can bind the most irreparable of wounds. LUMO was a 2007 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARD winner, the PRESIDENT'S AWARD winner at the 2007 Full Frame Festival, and screened at dozens of festivals worldwide.
Directed and Produced by Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt