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Season 20, Episode 12 Lumo

First Aired: September 18, 2007

“Lumo” examines the use of rape as a weapon in war, detailing the experiences of an African woman who, in 1994 at the age of 20, was brutally assaulted by soldiers in eastern Congo. The attack caused a fistula, a condition that can be marked by incontinence and the inability to bear children. As a result, her fiancé left her; and many in her family and village shunned her. The documentary follows her to a Goma hospital, where she undergoes surgeries in hopes of correcting the problem.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)

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