Sweet Dreams

Directed by Lisa Fruchtman, Rob Fruchtman

DIRECTOR

Lisa Fruchtman, Rob Fruchtman

COUNTRY

USA, Rwanda

RUNNING TIME

88 mins

YEAR

2012

LANGUAGE

English, Kinyarwanda with English subtitles

ABOUT THE FILM

After the devastating Rwandan genocide of 1994, it was the people, not just the country, that needed to be rebuilt. Theatre director Kiki Katese started Rwanda’s first women’s drumming troupe, open to women from both sides of the conflict. Pounding out rhythms of power and joy the 60-strong group began healing the wounds of the past, but still struggled to provide for their families. The answer? To found Rwanda’s first and only ice-cream shop. Sweet Dreams is about a remarkable group of women who dare to dream of new possibilities for themselves and their country.

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