Lumo and Walking the Line: Film Screenings and Q & A with Producers

A couple of important human rights documentaries are being screened on campus this week:  Lumo, and Walking the Line.  The producers of each film will be on campus as well for discussion and Q & A. 

Lumo is a documentary about a young Congolese woman on an uncretain path to recovery at a unique hospital for rape survivors. 

The film will be shown on Wednesday, October 17 at 7:30 PM in St. Thomas Aquinas, the UConn Catholic Campus Ministry.  Co-director and producer of the film Nelson Walker III, will lead a Q & A session following the film. 

Lumo has won numerous awards and aired on PBS in September.  More information on the film is available here

See also the recent New York Times article on the brutality of rape in the Congo

Also on Wednesday, October 17, there will be two events surrounding the documentary, Walking the Line, which explores U.S. vigilantes, undocumented migrants, and human rights. 

At 4 PM in Batterson Multipuporse Room, there will be a meet and greet with the film’s producers, Jeremy Levine & Landon Van Soest.

At 7 PM in the Andre Schenker Lecture Hall (behind Montieth Hall) there will be a screening of the film followed by discussion on U.S. border protection and human rights with the film makers.