Rwanda has made great strides in economic recovery since the devastating genocide in 1994, but "people are not like roads and buildings," says Kiki Katese, pioneering Rwandan theater director. "How do we rebuild a human being?" Kiki decided to start Ingoma Nshya, Rwanda's first and only women's drumming troupe, open to women from both sides of the conflict. Yet the struggle to survive and provide for their families still persists. So when Kiki came up with the idea to open Rwanda's first and only ice cream shop, the women were intrigued. What exactly was ice cream and how would they do it?
Kiki invited Jennie and Alexis of Brooklyn's Blue Marble Ice Cream to come to Rwanda to help the drummers open their shop, which they aptly named Inzozi Nziza (Sweet Dreams). Sweet Dreams follows this remarkable group of Rwandan women as they emerge from the devastation of the genocide to create a future of hope and possibility for themselves. For Kiki, "Reconciliation is not just about two peoples. People have to reconcile with themselves, with happiness, with life." Oscar and Emmy Award-winning sister and brother filmmakers, Lisa and Rob Fruchtman, co-produced and directed this inspiring film to tell the story of this remarkable group of Rwandan women. 88 min; Top 10 Audience Award, International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam; Official Selection, Mill Valley Film Festival; Official Selection, Silverdocs.
Complimentary ice cream after the screening, courtesy of Cowlicks.
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